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On the Offensive

By Karen Stollznow

On the Offensive " This book sheds light on the derogatory phrases, insults, slurs, stereotypes, tropes and more that make up linguistic discrimination. Each chapter addresses a different area of prejudice: race and ethnicity; gender identity; sexuality; religion; health and disability; physical appearance; and age."


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Academic Paper


Title: Earbuds: A Method for Analyzing Nasality in the Field
Paper URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24724
Author: Jesse Stewart
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Homepage: http://jessestewart.net
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Author: Martin Kohlberger
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Homepage: http://www.martinkohlberger.com/
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Phonetics
Abstract: Existing methods for collecting and analyzing nasality data are problematic for linguistic fieldworkers: aerodynamic equipment can be expensive and difficult to transport, and acoustic analyses require large amounts of optimally-recorded data. In this paper, a highly mobile and low-cost method is proposed. By connecting low impedance earbuds into a microphone jack of a recording device and placing one earbud immediately below one nostril while keeping the other earbud by the mouth, it is possible to capture the relative intensity of sound exiting the nasal and oral cavities. The two channels can then be normalized to assess the relative prominence of nasality and orality in a given speech sound. This method can not only be used to establish whether nasality is present in a speech signal, but it can also provide information about the timing and duration of nasal gestures. As such, it is an ideal tool for collecting high-quality nasality data in the field.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Journal of Language Documentation and Conservation 11: (49-80)
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24724
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