ERIC Number: ED052646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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Defining the Bases of Phonetic Theory.
Tatham, M. A. A.
Occasional Papers, n8 p8-15 Dec 1970
The task of any phonetic theory is to determine the form of a phonetic component by establishing the internal and external constraints on that component. The phonetic component itself converts linguistic knowledge of the structure of the speech act into time-varying commands suitable for control of the articulatory mechanism. Performing involves knowledge, and this knowledge must be expressed in a form accessible to the speaker operating in time. Knowing how to use knowledge of performance constraints involves manipulation of the conversion from segmental notional time embodied in simple sequencing to timing of muscular control. A solution to the handling of this time conversion is discussed in this paper. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Essex Univ., Colchester (England). Dept. of Language and Linguistics.
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Summer 1970