A Personal Note on the Larynx as Articulator in English
In tribute to Professor Sobkowiak’s well-known ability to think “outside the box”, I offer some suggestions for expanding the teaching of English phonetics so as to include functions of the glottis such as degree of aspiration, devoicing, and glottal reinforcement. I suggest that a focus on only the features which are phonologically contrastive does not give a rounded picture of the perceptually significant features of the spoken language or of its unique personality.
KeywordsVocal Fold Vocal Tract Stressed Syllable Unstressed Syllable Voiceless Stop
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