Phonetics Lab Tutorials

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This page contains tutorials for common topics and tasks in phonetics.

Acoustic Measurements

Vowels

Measuring Duration

A guide to measuring vowel duration.

Measuring Formants

A guide to measuring vowel formants.

Consonants

Fricatives

A discussion of the acoustic and articulatory characteristics of fricatives.

Nasals & Laterals

A discussion on the acoustic and articulatory characteristics of nasals and laterals.

Stops & Affricates

A discussion on the articulatory characteristics of stops.

Suprasegmental

Modeling Intonation

This guide first discusses the importance of intonation, compares intonation to prosody, and describes how to observe intonation in software such as Praat. Then, it discusses modeling intonation.

Phonation

A comparison of the characteristics of different phonation types.