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LIN3041 -- Intro to Linguistics -- Week 6 Notes

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Chapter 3 - Phonetics
Introduction to Linguistics
Dr. Gretchen Sunderman
Class Notes
phonetics, Language, Linguistics, LIN3041
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Date Created: 02/19/16
LIN3041 – Intro to Linguistics – Week 6 Notes Chapter 3 -- Phonetics Phonetics  The study of the inventory and structure of the sounds of language Articulatory  Physiological mechanisms of speech production o Acoustic  Measuring and analyzing the physical properties of sound waves Oronyms  Difficult to break up the flow of speech into individual units  "The sky is falling" "This guy is falling" o Can't really tell the difference  We tend to focus on the meanings of words and phrases  Madgabs competition** o Putting your mind to work on the sounds, have to fight the words you're looking at Units of Representation  Segments/sounds/phones  Segments are composed of features  International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) o A p sound is a p sound Orthography problems  Ghoti o Fish (gh as in tough, o as in women, and ti as in nation) o Not really fish, but it could be  English has a "deep orthography" Getting the glob of air into the world  Describe in detail, starting in the lungs, how we make the sound /b/ for example o Use lungs o Use your mouth o Touch your lips o Mini air explosion o Vibrating vocal chords *Insert little head picture  Google Iowa phonetics sounds of American English to find animation and step-by-step description of sounds o LIN3041 – Intro to Linguistics – Week 6 Notes Survival vs. Speech Organ Survival Function Speech Function Lungs Exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide Supply airstream Vocal cords Prevent food/liquid from entering lungs Produce vibrations Tongue Moves food in mouth Articulate sounds Teeth Breaks up food Passive articulator Lips Seals oral cavity Articulates sound Vocal folds  Apart --> voiceless o Fish, sing, house  Together --> voiced o Zip, vow LIN3041 – Intro to Linguistics – Week 6 Notes Sound classes  Voiced/voiceless  Consonant/vowels/glides Vowels and consonants Vowels Consonants Relatively little obstruction in the vocal Complete closure or narrowing of the vocal tract tract More sonorous Less sonorous Glides  Sound that shows properties of vowels and consonants  Yet, wet, boy, now  /y/ and /w/  Semivowels/semiconsonant Syllabic and nonsyllabic sounds  Syllabic --> vowels (and some consonants)  Nonsyllabic --> consonants and glides o Sometime consonants and glides can be syllabic Consonant Articulation  Tongue o Tip o Blade o Body o Back o Body+back=dorsum o Root LIN3041 – Intro to Linguistics – Week 6 Notes  Place of articulation o Labial (bilabial, labiodental)  Bilabial -- /b/ -- peer, bin, month  Labiodental -- lips and teeth -- fire, vow o Dental -- hitting the teeth o Interdental -- between the teeth  /th/ o Alveolar -- top, deer, soap, zip, lip, neck  /l/, /s/, /n/ o Alveopalatal/palatal -- in the middle of the alveolar ridge and hard palate -- show, chip, measure, judge  /ch/ o Velar -- call, guy, hang o Uvular -- the r in French o Pharyngeal o Glottal -- heave, hog Manners of articulation The way the air comes out of the mouth  Stops o Sound made with a complete and momentary closure of the airflow through the vocal tract  [p], [t], [k]  Fricatives o Consonants produced with a continuous airflow through the mouth accompanied by a continuous audible noise  [f] o Continuous airflow  Affricates o Mix of both o Noncontinuant consonants that show a slow release of closure o Stop + fricative o The noisier fricatives and affricates are called stridents or sibilants  Nasals o A sound made with the velum lowered  [m], [n]  Liquids o General class o A class of consonants containing L and R o Lateral -- a sound made with the sides of the tongue lowered -- [l] o Retroflex -- a sound made by curling the tongue tip back into the mouth -- [r] o Flap -- a sound identified with [r] and produced when the tongue tip strikes the alveolar ridge as it passes across. [bitter]  Glides o Sounds that are produced with an articulation like that of a vowel, but move quickly to another articulation  [j], [w]


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