Elements of Acoustic Phonetics by Peter Ladefoged
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Elements of Acoustic Phonetics
By Peter Ladefoged

Elements of Acoustic Phonetics

2nd Revised edition

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Elements of Acoustic Phonetics by Peter Ladefoged

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This revised and expanded edition of the classic "Elements of Acoustic Phonetics" provides a concise introduction to basic concepts of acoustics and digital speech processing that are important to linguists, phoneticians, and speech scientists. The second edition includes four new chapters that cover new experimental techniques in acoustic phonetics made possible by the use of computers. Assuming no background in physics or mathematics, Ladefoged explains concepts that must be understood in using modern laboratory techniques for acoustic analysis, including resonances of the vocal tract and the relation of formants to different cavities; digital speech processing and computer storage of sound waves; and Fourier analysis and Linear Predictive Coding, the equations used most frequently in the analysis of speech sounds. Incorporating recent developments in our knowledge of the nature of speech, Ladefoged also updates the original edition's discussion of the basic properties of sound waves; variations in loudness, pitch, and quality of speech sounds; wave analysis; and the hearing and production of speech.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226467641
ISBN-10: 0226467643
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 116mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 7-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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