Friday, January 21, 2011

A Ventriloquist's Phonetics Pitch

A ventriloquist's performance presents the perfect excuse for introducing some of the subfields of phonetics.

Articulatory phonetics: production point of view (rate of vocal fold vibration of the speaker).

Acousitc phonetics: transmission point of view (fundamental frequency of sounds as they travel from speaker to listener).

Auditory phonetics: reception point of view (pitch as perceived by listener).

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