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A Personal Note on the Larynx as Articulator in English

  • Linda ShockeyEmail author
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Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Vocal Fold Vocal Tract Stressed Syllable Unstressed Syllable Voiceless Stop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ReadingReadingUK

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