24.915 | Fall 2015 | Undergraduate, Graduate
Linguistic Phonetics

Readings

Textbook

[Johnson] = Johnson, Keith. Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics. 3rd ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. ISBN: 9781405194662. [Preview with Google Books]

Supplementary Readings

Ladefoged, Peter. Elements of Acoustic Phonetics. 2nd ed. University of Chicago Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780226467641.

Buy at MIT Press Stevens, Kenneth N. Acoustic Phonetics. MIT Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780262194044.

Ladefoged, Peter. A Course in Phonetics. 5th ed. Cengage Learning, 2005. ISBN: 9781413006889.

Readings by Session

TOPICS READINGS
1: Introduction to phonetics and grammar Optional: Ladefoged, Peter. Chapter 1 in Vowels and Consonants: An Introduction to the Sounds of Languages. Wiley-Blackwell, 2000. ISBN: 9780631214120.
2: Audition, analog / digital conversion [Johnson] Chapters 1, 4 and Chapter 3, pp. 49–68.
3: Position of phonetics in grammars

Keating, Patricia. “Universal Phonetics and The Organization of Grammars.” In Phonetic Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Peter Ladefoged. Edited by Victoria Fromkin. Academic Press, 1985, pp. 115–32. ISBN: 9780122689901.

Flemming, Edward. “Scalar and Categorical Phenomina in a Unified Model of Phonetics and Phonology.” Phonology 18, no. 1 (2000).

4: Source-filter model of speech production [Johnson] Chapter 2.
5: Acoustics of vowels [Johnson] Chapter 6.
6: Spectral analysis techniques Ladefoged, Peter. Elements of Acoustic Phonetics. 2nd ed. University of Chicago Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780226467641.
7: Theory of adaptive dispersion Liljencrants, Johan, and Bjorn Lindblom. “Numerical Stimulation of Vowel Quality Systems.” Language 48, no. 4 (1972): 839–62.
8: Source-filter analysis of fricatives [Johnson] Chapters 7 and 8.
9: Speech perception I: Cues and perceptual space

[Johnson] Chapter 5.

Fujimura, Osamu. “Perception of Stop Consonants with Conflicting Transitional Cues: A Cross-Linguistic Study.” Language and Speech 21, no. 4 (1978): 337–46.

10: Speech perception II: Distinctiveness and cue strength No readings
11: The acoustics of nasals and laterals [Johnson] Chapter 9.
12: Speech production No readings
13: Coarticulation: Gestures and timing

Keating, Patricia. “The Window Model of Coarticulation: Articulatory Evidence.” In Papers in Laboratory Phonology: Between the Grammar and Physics of Speech. Edited by John Kingston and Mary E. Beckman. Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780521368087. [Preview with Google Books]

Browman, Catherine P., and Joseph Leonard Goldstein. “Tiers in Articulatory Phonology, with Some Implications for Casual Speech.” In Papers in Laboratory Phonology: Between the Grammar and Physics of Speech. Edited by John Kingston and Mary E. Beckmen. Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780521368087. [Preview with Google Books]

14: Basic statistics No readings
15: Targets in speech production Villacorta, Vergilio M., Joseph S. Perkell, and Frank H. Guenther. “Sensorimotor Adaptation to Feedback Perturbations of Vowel Acoustics and its Relation to Perception.” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 122, no. 4 (2007): 2306.
16: Phonology and lexical access

Mitterer, Holger. “On the Causes of Compensation for Coarticulation: Evidence for Phonological Mediation.” Perception & Psychophysics 68, no. 7 (2006): 1227–40.

17: Phonetic grammar and lexical access No readings
18: Phonetics and sound change Ohala, John J. “The listener as a Source of Sound Change.” In Papers from the Parasession on Language and Behavior. Edited by C. S. Masek, R. A. Hendrick, and M. F. Miller. Chicago Linguistic Society, 1981. ISBN: 9789992924303.
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