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LC control 85101053
LC classificationP221 P240 General
Topical headingPhonetics
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Variant(s)Articulatory phonetics
See alsosubdivision Phonetics under individual languages and groups of languages, e.g. English language--Phonetics
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the study and systematic classification of the sounds of speech, including their production, physical properties, and effect on the ear. Works on the way that sounds are combined, organized and convey meaning in languages are entered under Grammar, Comparative and general--Phonology.
Subject example tracingNote under Grammar, Comparative and general--Phonology
Found inWork cat: 2018024666: Wayland, R., 2019 : ECIP galley (Speech is the most effective medium humans use to exchange and transmit knowledge, ideas and experiences. It exists physiologically as neural and muscular activity, and subsequent articulatory, acoustic and auditory events, and as an abstract, rule-governed system at the psychological level. Together, both levels produce communication by speech.)
Merriam-Webster online, viewed on Sept 7, 2018 : (Phonetics - the study of speech sounds; the study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utterance.)
Crystal, D. A Dictionary of linguistics and phonetics, 2008, via Credo reference April 27, 2019: phonetics (science which studies the characteristics of human sound-making, especially those sounds used in speech, and provides methods for their description, classification, and transcription)
Columbia encyclopedia, 2018, via Credo reference, April 27, 2019: phonetics (study of the sounds of languages from three basic points of view: their production in the vocal organs (articulatory phonetics), their physical properties (acoustic phonetics), and their effect on the ear (auditory phonetics))