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ERIC Number: ED078468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-4
Pages: 8
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The Pump-Valve Model of Speech Articulation.
Dew, Donald
The traditional respiration-phonation-articulation-resonation model of speech production which permeates introductory literature is not the only suitable model of this process. The pump-valve model, which derives from the acoustic theory of speech production, is a viable alternative. This newer model is also consistent with modern theories. It focuses upon the parallel mechanisms within the overall system and suggests relationships between their activities and their consequent sound code product. The pump-valve model is particularly useful because it provides for a straightforward treatment of the speech code. Each of the articulators is given equal weight, and the functioning of one is not emphasized at the expense of others. The treatment of prosodic or suprasegmental features such as pitch and loudness may be deferred until the segmental features are considered, or they may be omitted entirely. (EE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Speech Communication Assn. (Lexington, Ky., April 4, 1973)