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Amazon logo Johnson, Keith. Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003. ISBN: 9781405101233.

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Laboratory phonology

Johnson, Keith. Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics. Chapter 1.


Amazon logo Ladefoged, Peter. A Course in Phonetics. 4th ed. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle, 2001. ISBN: 9780155073197.


Basic audition

Digital signal processing

Johnson, Keith. Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics. Chapter 1, 2 (pp. 19-33), and 3.

Source-filter theory

Acoustics of vowels

———. Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics. Chapters 5 and 6.
4Adaptive dispersionLiljencrants, Johan, and Björn Lindblom. "Numerical Simulation of Vowel Quality Systems: The Role of Perceptual Contrast." Language 48 (1972): 839-62.

Spectral analysis

Licensing by cue

Amazon logo Ladefoged, Peter. Elements of Acoustic Phonetics. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Illinois, 1995, chapters 10 and 11, pp. 160-183. ISBN: 9780226467641.

Amazon logo Wright, R. "A Review of Perceptual Cues and Cue Robustness." In Phonetically-Based Phonology. Edited by Bruce Hayes, Robert Kirchner, and Donca Steriade. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780521825788.

Steriade, Donca. "Alternatives to Syllable-Based Accounts of Consonantal Phonotactics." Proceedings of LP '98: Item Order in Language and Speech. Edited by Fujimura, Osamu, Brian D. Joseph, and Bohumil Palek. Prague, Czech Republic: Karolinum Press, 1999, pp. 205-245. ISBN: 9788024600161. [(PDF)#: Read pp. 1-21]

McMurray, B., M. K. Tanenhaus, and R. N. Aslin. "Gradient Effects of Within-Category Phonetic Variation on Lexical Access." Cognition 86, no. 2 (2002): B33-B42.

6Licensing by cue (cont.)

Johnson, Keith. Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics. Chapters 7 and 8.

Fujimura, Osamu, M. Macchi, and L. A. Streeter. "Perception of Stop Consonants with Conflicting Transitional Cues: A Cross-Linguistic Study." Language and Speech 21 (1978): 337-346.


ToBI tutorial: 1.0, 2.0, and 2.1.

Johnson, Keith. Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics. pp. 28-31 (on pitch tracking).

Amazon logo Ladd, D. Robert. Intonational Phonology. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1996, chapter 3. ISBN: 9780521475754.

8The meaning of intonation

ToBI tutorial : 2.2-2.8.

Beckman Mary E., and Gayle Ayers Elam. Guidelines for ToBI labeling. Manuscript, Ohio State University, 1997.

Welby, Pauline. "Effects of Pitch Accent Position, Type, and Status on Focus Projection." Language and Speech 46 (2003): 53-81.

Amazon logo Selkirk, Elisabeth. "Sentence Prosody: Intonation, Stress, and Phrasing." In The Handbook of Phonological Theory. Edited by J. Goldsmith. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1995. ISBN: 9780631180623.

Amazon logo Hobbs, J. R. "The Pierrhumbert-Hirschberg Theory of Intonational Meaning Made Simple: Comments on Pierrehumbert and Hirschberg." In Intentions in Communication. Edited by Philip R. Cohen, Jerry Morgan, and Martha E. Pollack. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990, chapter 15. ISBN: 9780262031509.

Amazon logo Pierrehumbert, J., and J. Hirshberg. "The Meaning of Intonational Contours in the Interpretation of Discourse. "In Intentions in Communication. Edited by Philip R. Cohen, Jerry Morgan, and Martha E. Pollack. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780262031509.

Amazon logo Jackendoff, R. Semantic Interpretation in Generative Grammar. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1974, chapter 6. ISBN: 9780262600071.


Basic statistics

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10Effects of the lexicon and context on speech perceptionFowler, C. A., and J. Housum. "Talkers' Signaling of 'New' and 'Old' Words in Speech and Listeners' Perception and Use of the Distinction." Journal of Memory and Language 26 (1987): 489-504.
11Phonetics and phonology of accent variation

Labov, Wiliam, Sharon Ash, and Charles Boberg. The Atlas of North American English. New York, NY: Mouton de Gruyter, 2006. ISBN: 9783110167467.

TELSUR Project at the Linguistics Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania

Norris, Dennis, James McQueen, and Anne Cutler. "Perceptual Learning in Speech." Cognitive Psychology 47, no. 2 (2003): 204-238.

12Student presentations(no readings)


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