Weismer, Gary University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Source-filter theory
- Properties of speech sounds
- Factors affecting speech sounds
- Related Primary Literature
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The discipline of acoustic phonetics can be narrowly defined as the study of the acoustic output of the vocal tract for speech, but ultimately it encompasses much more. Acoustic phonetics makes direct contact with, and in many cases is the foundation of, areas of study such as speech synthesis, automatic (computer) recognition of speech, speech perception, phonological analysis and theory, and speech pathology.
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