Phonetic Analysis of Speech Corpora

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An accessible introduction to the phonetic analysis of speech corpora, this workbook-style text provides an extensive set of exercises to help readers develop the necessary skills to design and carry out experiments in speech research. Offers the first step-by-step treatment of advanced techniques in experimental phonetics using speech corpora and downloadable software, including the R programming languageIntroduces methods of analyzing phonetically-labelled speech corpora, with the goal of testing hypotheses that often arise in experimental phonetics and laboratory phonologyIncorporates an extensive set of exercises and answers to reinforce the techniques introducedAccessibly written with easy-to-follow computer commands and spectrograms of speechCompanion website at, which includes illustrations, video tutorials, appendices, and downloadable speech corpora for testing purposes.Discusses techniques in digital speech processing and in structuring and querying annotations from speech corporaIncludes substantial coverage of analysis, including measuring gestural synchronization using EMA, the acoustics of vowels, consonant overlap using EPG, spectral analysis of fricatives and obstruents, and the probabilistic classification of acoustic speech data