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F1 and center of gravity interplay in the maintenance of phonological height within a statistical model of a communal grammar: the case of Foodo [ATR] acoustics

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F1 and center of gravity interplay in the maintenance of phonological height within a statistical model of a communal grammar: the case of Foodo [ATR] acoustics

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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Colleen G.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-21T22:49:25Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-21T22:49:25Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Anderson, Colleen G. 2007. F1 and center of gravity interplay in the maintenance of phonological height within a statistical model of a communal grammar: the case of Foodo [ATR] acoustics. UTA Working Papers in Linguistics 2.2-29. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1194
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the notion of an idealized or communal grammar as a statistical model of mode, mean or median as emerging from a representative number of a population, rather than in individual speech, per se. Like other languages with a 9-vowel Cross Height Vowel Harmony (CHVH) system, the most reliable correlate of ATR is F1; [+ATR] vowels have lower F1 values than their [-ATR] counterparts, while F2 differences show considerable variation across speakers. F1, however, fails to maintain phonological height differences as the [+ATR] mid vowels of level 3 overlap in acoustic space with the [-ATR] high vowels of level 2. Center of Gravity (CoG) mean differences prove to be a reliable means of maintaining phonological height in some cases, emerging also as the model for the whole sample. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Linguistics & TESOL en_US
dc.subject foodo language en_US
dc.subject linguistics en_US
dc.subject phonology en_US
dc.subject acoustic phonetics en_US
dc.subject [ATR] en_US
dc.subject F1 en_US
dc.subject fundamental frequency en_US
dc.subject center of gravity (cog) en_US
dc.subject communal grammar en_US
dc.title F1 and center of gravity interplay in the maintenance of phonological height within a statistical model of a communal grammar: the case of Foodo [ATR] acoustics en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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