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