Conditions for Stable Vowel Systems in a Population

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This paper describes an investigation of two computer models of how vowel systems can be transferred from one generation to the next. Humans tend to reduce the articulation of the vowels (and other speech sounds) they produce. If infants would learn on the basis of these reduced signals, vowel systems would collapse rapidly over time. As this is not… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-39432-7_44

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