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ERIC Number: ED010231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE GENERAL PHONETIC CHARACTERISTICS OF LANGUAGES.
DELATTRE, PIERRE
AN INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS WAS UNDERTAKEN, AND A DETAILED DESCRIPTION PREPARED OF THE PHONETIC FEATURES OF AMERICAN ENGLISH AND THE COMMONLY TAUGHT MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES, GERMAN, SPANISH, AND FRENCH. THE INVESTIGATION COVERED 40 SECTIONS (1) 11 PROSODIC FEATURES, (2) 13 VOCALIC FEATURES, AND (3) 16 CONSONANT FEATURES. A THREE-WAY TECHNIQUE WAS USED--(1) THE SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF UTTERANCES THAT WERE COMPOSED AND RECORDED FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES, (2) THE VERIFICATION AND REFUTATION OF SPECIFIC HYPOTHESES BY MEANS OF SPECTOGRAPHIC SYNTHESIS UPON WHICH SPECTOGRAPHIC PATTERNS OF CONTRASTIVE UTTERANCES WERE PAINTED AND TRANSFERRED INTO SOUND BY A SPEECH SYNTHESIZER, AND (3) THE PREPARATION AND STUDY OF MOTION PICTURES "X-RAYS" OF THE UTTERANCES TO DISCOVER ARTICULATORY FEATURES THAT CORRELATE WITH THE ACOUSTIC ONES FOUND BY SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS. ENGLISH AND THE FOREIGN LANGUAGES WERE COMPARED USING STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Santa Barbara)