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Title: The acoustic analysis of Arabic speech
Author: Shaheen, K. S. K.
Awarding Body: University of Wales, Bangor
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 1979
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Abstract:
This studY is an investigg-ation of the spectral and temporal characteristics of the sounds of the Egyptian dialect of Arabic, mainly as revealed by acoustic spectrography. The consonant sounds of Arabic speech are divided into groups according to their manner of articulation and are studied in separate chapters accordingly. Each chapter is divided into two main parts. In the first part we look into the articulatory mechanism for the production of the consonant under study, as well as at its acoustic theory of production. I. We also report the results of the acoustic analyses of sounds produced with the same mechanism in other languages as well as the results of synthetic speech experiments. In the second part of each chapter we report the results of the acoustic analysis of the Arabic consonant under investigation. In this part we study the temporal and spectral characteristics of the particular consonant in different word positions. We also study its effect on the direction and extent of the second-formant transitions of the adjacent vowels, as well as the effect of the adjacent vowel on the frequency positions of the components of the consonant spectrum. This part is then followed by a concluding section in which we provide an overall view of the specifics of the acoustics of that consonant and discuss the relevance of our findins on its -acoustics to the general theories of speech production and perception.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.472162  DOI: Not available
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