Acoustic variation and its mapping onto phonological features


We focus on a complete analysis of obstruents within the FUL framework (Lahiri & Reetz 2002). This task includes the mapping of the acoustic signal to the lexicon via phonological features and a three-way matching logic. This approach allows us to deal with a certain amount of variation: speaker, dialectal and others. A second goal is to quantify the types of acoustic variation that can be handled, and examine when such variation is informative regarding dialectal differences or can explain historic developments. A computer simulation of the mapping of acoustic variability onto the underspecified lexical entries should give insight into the behavior of this representation.

  • Reetz, Henning - Project leader
  • Department of Linguistics
Funding sources
Name Finanzierungstyp Kategorie Project no.
SFB third-party funds research funding program 723/02
Further information
Period: 01.01.2006 – 31.12.2008