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Articulatory Phonology


Articulatory Phonology

Articulatory Phonology (AP) is a view of the sound structure of a language that tries to account both for its abstract aspect, contrast, alternation, and hierarchical structure, as well as its physical realization in speech production and perception. And it does so without assuming a dualistic mind-body distinction between phonology-phonetics. The key aspect of AP that allows is to be non-dualistic is a dynamical framework that allows for a principled (non-arbitrary) relation between symbolic/discrete entities and continuous motion. This course will start by introducing students to the dynamical framework of task dynamics, and how contrasts and patterns are expressed in this framework. Students will also be introduced to TaDa, a computational engine allowing for the derivation of continuous motion of articulators and formants from an utterance described in terms of overlapped elementary contrasts, expressed as gestures.

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First two-week Session


Tuesday: 3:10 pm-5:00 pm
Friday: 3:10 pm-5:00 pm