Bridget SmithNorth Carolina State University | NCSU · Department of English
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
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I am interested in acoustic and articulatory variability within and across sound categories; how physiological, social, cognitive, and linguistic factors shape variability; how listeners parse variability, assign meaning to variability, and derive sound categories based on variable input. I focus on describing and manipulating acoustic, articulatory, and perceptual variability within stable and changing sound systems, and examining the association of variability with relevant linguistic and social factors.
English /ɹ/ is known to exhibit covert variability, with tongue postures ranging from bunched to retroflex, as well as various degrees of lip protrusion and compression. Because of its articulatory variability, /ɹ/ is often a focal point for investigating the role of individual variation in change. In the studies reported here, we examine the coart...
We examine several phonological variables in a spontaneous speech corpus and a lab-collected acoustic/articulatory dataset, in order to pursue the hypothesis that covert inter-speaker differences in speech production are instrumental to solving the actuation problem in language change. We examine two known cases of covert articulatory variation and...
http://hdl.handle.net/1811/77848 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/analyzing-the-sounds-of-languages/id1146918655?mt=13 This book is intended primarily as a textbook for LING 2051, Analyzing the sounds of languages, but can also be used for self study to learn the basics of quantitative methods and as an introduction to the statistical program R (w...
ELIZABETH C. ZSIGA , The sounds of language: An introduction to phonetics and phonology (Linguistics in the World). Malden, MA & Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Pp. xvii + 474. ISBN: 978-1-4051-9103-6 - Volume 45 Issue 3 - Bridget J. Smith
ABIGAILC. COHN, CÉCILEFOUGERON & MARIE K.HUFFMAN (eds.), The Oxford handbook of Laboratory Phonology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xxiii + 896. ISBN: 0199575037. - Volume 43 Issue 3 - Bridget J. Smith
In this study, an acoustic analysis of the dental fricatives as produced by American English speakers from the Buckeye Corpus (Pitt et al. 2006) reveals that the dental fricatives are subject to variation in voicing based on phonetic environment, much more than is usual for a pair of phonemes whose phonological distinction is based on voicing, conf...