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Voice Quality

By John H. Esling, Scott R. Moisik, Allison Benner, Lise Crevier-Buchman

Voice Quality "The first description of voice quality production in forty years, this book provides a new framework for its study: The Laryngeal Articulator Model. Informed by instrumental examinations of the laryngeal articulatory mechanism, it revises our understanding of articulatory postures to explain the actions, vibrations and resonances generated in the epilarynx and pharynx."


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Let's Talk

By David Crystal

Let's Talk "Explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of talk and reveals the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation."



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Dissertation Information


Title: Constraint-Based Phonology Add Dissertation
Author: Steven Bird Update Dissertation
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Homepage: http://www.csse.unimelb.edu.au/
Institution: University of Edinburgh, Centre for Cognitive Science
Completed in: 1990
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics; Phonology;
Director(s): Ewan Klein

Abstract: Computational phonology is one of the newest areas of computational linguistics, and is experiencing rapid growth as its practitioners apply the wealth of theories, technologies and methodologies of computational linguistics to phonology. This book is the first to survey these developments, and it does so in a way that is accessible to computational linguists, phonologists and computer scientists alike. The interests of these diverse groups overlap in the subject area of constraints. The goal of this book is to explore the use of constraints in modern non-linear phonology and then -- drawing on insights from constraint-based grammar and constraint logic programming -- to formalise and implement a constraint-based phonology. (From the book version of the thesis, published by Cambridge University Press.)