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This project characterises variability in its chosen domain (phonology, phonetics, syllabic structure) and contributes models which harness variability to identify linguistic structure in phonetic data. The linguistic organization in focus is that of syllables. Syllables are fundamental units of spoken language, mediating between lower-level properties of individual sounds and higher prosody. Recent work indicates that stability patterns of certain intervals, defined over sequences of consonants and vowels, are the phonetic (physical) correlates of distinct syllabic structures. This project examines how consistently interval-based phonetic measures express differences between distinct syllabic structures. We do so by considering the effects of variability in the same syllabic organizations across languages as well as the effect of variability on different syllabic organizations within the same language. Finally, we extend current computational modelling methods for the identification of syllabic structure in phonetic data by endowing them with information about how variability in a number of different factors influences interval-based phonetic measures of syllabic organizations.
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|Gafos, A. I., Roeser, J., Sotiropoulou, S., Hoole, P., & Zeroual, C.||2019||Structure in mind, structure in vocal tract.||Natural Language and Linguist Theory, First Online: 12 February 2019, 1-33. doi:10.1007/s11049-019-09445-y||C04|
|Kuberski, S.R. & Gafos, A.I.||2019||The speed-curvature power law in tongue movements of repetitive speech.||PLoS ONE, 14(3), e0213851. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0213851||C04||[Download]|
|Williams, D., Escudero, P., & Gafos, A.||2018||Spectral change and duration as cues in Australian English listeners' front vowel categorization.||The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(3), EL215 (2018). doi:10.1121/1.5055019||C04|
|Gafos, A.||2017||Stems in Arabic morphology and phonology.||In E. Benmamoun & R. Bassiouney (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics (pp. 62-86). London: Routledge.||C04|
|Gibson, M., Sotiropoulou, S., Tobin, S., & Gafos, A.||2018||On some temporal properties of Spanish consonant-liquid and consonant rhotic clusters.||In M. Belz, C. Mooshammer, S. Fuchs, S. Jannedy, O. Rasskazova, & M. Żygis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on Phonetics & Phonology in German-speaking Countries (P&P13) (pp. 73-76). Berlin: Humoldt-Universität zu Berlin. doi:10.18452/18805||C04|
|Williams, D., Escudero, P., & Gafos, A.||2018||Perceptual Sensitivity to Spectral Change in Australian English Close Front Vowels: An Electroencephalographic Investigation.||Proceedings of Interspeech 2018 (pp. 1442-1446). Hyderabad, India. doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2018-2505||C04|
|Kuberski, S. & Gafos, A. I.||2018||On the speed-accuracy trade-of and speed-curvature power law of tongue movements in repetitive speech.||Paper presented at the LabPhon16 - Variation, development and impairment: Between phonetics and phonology, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. 19 - 22 June.|
|Kuberski, S. & Gafos, A. I.||2017||Dynamics and kinematics of repetitive speech movements.||Poster presented at the 7th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Groningen, The Netherlands. 05 - 08 July.||C04|
|Sotiropoulou, S., Gibson, M., Tobin, S. J., & Gafos, A.||2018||Temporal stability patterns of stop-liquid and stop-rhotic clusters in Spanish.||Poster presented at the LabPhon16 - Variation, development and impairment: Between phonetics and phonology, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. 19 - 22 June.||C04|