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ERIC Number: ED051725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 145
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The General Phonetic Characteristics of Languages. Final Report.
Malecot, Andre
This study is comprised of five major sections, each of which focuses on a central linguistic issue germane to the understanding of the general phonetic characteristics of languages. The sections include: (1) a comparative study of terminal consonant releases; (2) the influence of consonants upon contiguous vowels --phase 1: vowel duration; (3) vowel-color of German /E/ sounds; (4) comparative phonetic study of /1/ in American-English, French, German, and Spanish; and (5) the teaching of "clear" versus "dark" /1/ in English, French, German, and Spanish. Detailed description of experimental procedures is accompanied by extensive statistical documentation and analysis largely accompanied by charts, tables, and graphs. The comparative phonetic study of /1/ contains numerous samplings of wide band spectrograms illustrating contrastive articulatory features of German, Spanish, French, and American-English. (RL)
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Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara.