Sharon Y. Manuel

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Languages differ in their inventories of distinctive sounds and in their systems of contrast. Here, it is proposed that this observation may have predictive value with respect to how extensively various phones are coarticulated in particular languages. This hypothesis is based on three assumptions: (1) There are "output constraints" on just how a given(More)
This paper traces some of the history of the development of a model for speech perception in which words are assumed to be represented as sequences of bundles of binary distinctive features. In the model, probability estimates for feature values are derived from measurements of acoustic attributes in the vicinity of acoustic " landmarks. " Landmarks are(More)
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