Experimental Phonetics

is a part of phonetic sciences  that comprises the study of the sounds and speech with empirical research methods. The main empirical method is an experiment (experimental phonetic method). Only experiments can verify theoretical hypotheses and assumptions.

An experimental phonetic research activity is primarily composed of:

  • searching for information:  speech recording, speakers selecting, observation of pronunciation;
  • experiments: with the tools (software for analysis of acoustic signal and аrticulatory gestures ), with the help of auditory (listening, questioning etc.);
  • processing of experimental data: mathematical and statistical calculations, indexing, graphs, tables, charts, diagrams, etc.;
  • discussion of results: analysis, comparison, generalization, modeling, classification, conclusions etc.
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