Acoustic Correlates of Place of Articulation for Constants

  title={Acoustic Correlates of Place of Articulation for Constants},
  author={Kenneth N. Stevens},
Theoretical examination of the generation of sound by a constricted acoustic tube that models vocal‐tract shapes for consonants suggests that a distinctive acoustic output is obtained for just four (or possibly five) major places of consonant articulation. The sound output corresponding to each of these places of articulation has well‐defined attributes that can be described in terms of frequency positions and temporal changes of spectral energy concentrations relative to the spectral… CONTINUE READING