Acoustic testing for phonologization

Authors

  • Kimary Shahin Dept. of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, V5A 1S6, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustics, Acoustic signals, Acoustic testing, Dominance relations, Phonetic properties

Abstract

The way shift arises from the acoustic signal, focusing on gradience in postvelar phenomena in Salish and Arabic, illustrating acoustic testing for phonologization, was studied. The phonologization occurs when categorical, non-numeric versions of numerically weighted phonetic constraints enter the strict dominance relations of the grammar. The phonetic properties are gradient but phonological properties are not. A key trigger for the shift between the phonetics and phonology is degree of gradience. The Salish words were produced by an adult male native speaker, and recording used a Marantz P420. The resonance in the area of F2 was measured for fricatives at the durational midpoints. Gradience was also examined and found to underlie phonologized patterns, and to indicate that certain patterns previously considered phonological, are perhaps phonetic.

Published

2008-12-01

How to Cite

1.
Shahin K. Acoustic testing for phonologization. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008Dec.1 [cited 2021May13];36(4):48-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2106

Issue

Section

Technical Articles