Lehiste, Ilse Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Last reviewed:January 2021
- Acoustic phonetics
- Prosodic aspects of language
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The science that deals with the production, transmission, and perception of spoken language. At each level, phonetics overlaps with some other sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, acoustics, psychology, and linguistics. In each case, phonetics focuses on phenomena relevant to the study of spoken language. The outline presented below follows a speech signal from its production by the speaker through the medium of transmission to its perception by the hearer.
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