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By William J. Hardcastle, Janet Mackenzie Beck

During the global, there are phoneticians who've been prompted by means of the instructing, examine, and writings of John Laver. Many have labored with him individually, and lots of the participants to this e-book are individuals with whom he has had distinctive hyperlinks or whose involvement represents an appreciation of the breadth of Laver's pursuits. whereas the publication is intended to be a tribute to John Laver, the themes were selected to supply an summary of a few key concerns in phonetics, with illuminating contributions from one of the most influential teachers within the box. Contributing to this festschrift are William Hardcastle, Janet Mackenzie Beck, Peter Ladefoged, John J. Ohala, F. Gibbon, Anne Cutler, Mirjam Broersma, Helen Fraser, Peter F. MacNeilage, Barbara L. Davis, R. E. Asher, E. L. Keane, G. J. Docherty, P. Foulkes, Janet Fletcher, Catherine Watson, John neighborhood, Ailbhe N? Chasaide, Christer Gobl, John H. Esling, Jimmy G. Harris, and Francis Nolan.

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Asher Professor Emeritus of Linguistics The University of Edinburgh Scotland Dr. Janet Mackenzie Beck Senior Lecturer Speech and Language Sciences Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh Scotland Mirjam Broersma, MA Comprehension Group Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen Netherlands xxxiii xxxiv • CONTRIBUTORS Dr. Ailbhe Ni Chasaide Senior Lecturer Phonetics and Speech Science Laboratory Centre for Language and Communication Studies Trinity College University of Dublin Eire Professor Anne Cutler Director Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen Netherlands Dr.

However, in the case of the next phonetic property that we consider, some­ thing like this occurs in that completely different movements are used to produce the same goal. AERODYNAMIC TARGET: STRESS In some cases, the goals of the speech centers cannot be considered to be auditory targets or articulatory gestures. Phrasal stress is a good example of a phonetic property that cannot be adequately de­ scribed as an articulatory target or an acoustic one. Stress has been equated with a greater opening of the jaw (Fujimura, 2000), and a greater jaw opening certainly occurs on many stressed syllables.

In 1. CONTROL OF SPEECH • 15 FIG. 6. Waveform, intensity, and pitch (fundamental frequency) records ofI see three bees (but no wasps), I see three bees (not a swarm of them), and/ see three bees (but I can't hear them). The dashed line shows the mean intensity of the word see. every case, the stressed word has a high falling pitch and a greater length, but not a greater intensity. A dashed line has been drawn marking the intensity of the word see, showing that it is almost the same in all three phrases, irrespective of whether this word is stressed.

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