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Formant-contour models of diphthongs : a study in acoustic phonetics and computer modelling of speech

Clermont, Frantz


This thesis advances understanding of the dual vocalic nature of diphthongs by addressing the fol'lowing question in the acoustic phonetic domain: does the vocalic duality arise simply from a static combination of two vowels as the traditional biphonemic representation of diphthongs tends to suggest, and how is the duality manifest in the time-varying formant-patterns of diphthongs? This fundamental question regarding diphthongs has hitherto not been addressed nor answered satisfactorily...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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