Contribution of fine phonetic detai

  title={Contribution of fine phonetic detai},
  author={Sarah Hawkins},
This paper first summarizes some phonetic observations that challenge theories of speech perception and speech understanding which assume the speech signal is converted to an abstract form, such as features or phonemes, before it can be understood, and that ‘knowledge-driven’ processes are largely ‘top down’ rather than signal-driven. Systematic variation in fine phonetic detail is shown to indicate linguistic structure of all types. Second, it outlines a model of speech understanding, Polysp… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 14 references

Speakers nasalise / / after /n/, but still hear /

  • S. Manuel
  • Journal of Phonetics, vol. 23, pp. 453-476, 1995.
  • 1995

Effects of postvocalic voicing on the time course of vowels and diphthongs

  • J.P.H. van Santen, J. S. Coleman, M. A. Randolph
  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol…
  • 1992
1 Excerpt

Local, Doing Phonology

  • J.K.J. Kelly
  • 1989

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…