AN INSTRUMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF CONSONANT SEQUENCES IN A NORTHERN AUSTRALIAN LANGUAGE

Grant number: DP0557540

Abstract

Australian indigenous languages are of great interest, due in part to their unique phonetic structure relative to many other languages of the world. Most advances in speech science and phonetic theory are based on studies of English, or other European languages, yet an important goal of phonetic science is to account for speaking and listening processes that are deemed to be universal. Our proposal seeks to address key aspects of current phonetic theory and models of speech sound production, by providing data from an indigenous Australian language.

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