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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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