ERIC Number: ED056538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
The Phonetic Component.
Morton, Katherine; Tatham, Marcel
This paper concerns which aspects of speech articulation belong to phonology and which aspects belong to phonetics. The authors deal primarily with physiological criteria, and consider examples of assimilation and its phonological or phonetic relevance. Co-articulation and reduction are also considered; they are viewed as factors responsible for assimilation at the phonetic level which may also provide the physiological motivation for a rule in the phonology. Two distinct limits are set on the co-articulation rules: mechanical or similar limits expressing what can or can't be done with particular articulators in a particular time-governed environment, and linguistic, psychological, or perceptual limits, expressing just what any particular language will tolerate in the way of missed targets before confusion arises. The linguistic limits are within the realm of linguistic competence and should help generate only grammatically correct forms. The phonetics must be grammatical and follow particular rules; in addition, it must be capable of articulation. (Author/VM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Essex Univ., Colchester (England). Dept. of Language and Linguistics.
Note: Paper presented at the Spring 1970 meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Manchester, England