Acoustic Phonetics

John Coleman

Reading list

Week 1

    Why should linguists study acoustic phonetics?

    “We speak in order to be heard

    Variations in air pressure


    Introduction to Speech Acoustics 1

Week 2 Introduction to Speech Acoustics 2

Week 3 The Source-Filter Model of Speech Production

    Waterfall spectrogram of heat

    Wide-band spectrogram of "Joe took father's shoe bench out"

    Plot of F1 vs F2 frequencies of some American English vowels (Hillenbrand fig. 4)

Week 4 Acoustic structure of consonants