Pronunciation Variation is Key to Understanding Spoken Language

  title={Pronunciation Variation is Key to Understanding Spoken Language},
  author={Steven Greenberg}
Pronunciation variation defies the capability of a strictly alphabetic notation to fully characterize, as the basic parameters governing spoken language transcend the phoneme. The time scales required to accurately describe and model pronunciation are both shorter and longer than the phonetic segment, and are inherently wedded to the syllable. The specific properties of phonetic constituents are shaped by two interrelated parameters – prosodic prominence and their ordinal position within the… CONTINUE READING

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