Discovering the acoustic correlates of phonological contrasts

@article{Coleman2003DiscoveringTA,
  title={Discovering the acoustic correlates of phonological contrasts},
  author={John Coleman},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={351-372}
}
Recently, some researchers have argued that words are stored in the brain as numerous, detailed, variant exemplars. The promoters of this view must demonstrate how phonological contrasts could be inferred from multiple, detailed phonetic exemplars. I describe a signal-processing method that does just that. It is also evident that many subtle aspects of phonological contrasts remain to be properly examined, and more may await discovery. A database of English words, each spoken in five… CONTINUE READING
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