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Speech Pathology and Audiology
James Hillenbrand, Speech Pathology and Audiology
Michael Clark, Speech Pathology and Audiology
John Hanley, Speech Pathology and Audiology
Phonetic perception is the way in which the ear analyzes sound waves and categorizes these sounds according to phonetic content. This process - the translation of acoustic patterns to phonetic percepts - has yet to be entirely understood. Investigations in phonetics have attempted to solve part of the coding problem of speech perception by discerning the acoustic factors that control perceived phonetic quality. No experiment has revealed a sole characteristic responsible for vowel quality.
Hall, Jennifer C., "The Role of Spectral Shape and Spectral Peaks in Speech Recognition" (1999). Honors Theses. 544.
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