James M. Hillenbrand

Course syllabus

Reading: Acoustics chapter

Reading: Phonation

Study guide for exam 1: (word, pdf)

Study guide for exam 2: (word, pdf)

Study guide for exam 3: (word, pdf)

Lab: Narrowband vs. Broadband spectrograms: docx, pdf (Start with the Word file; if you have problems with the phonetic symbol fonts, you may have better luck with the pdf, though I doubt it.)

Lab: f0 and periodicity

Lab: Formant frequency measurement: (1) Instructions (docx, pdf), (2) Installer

Lab: Vocal tract (articulatory) synthesis

(1) Installer

(2) Help in getting started

(3) Vocal tract synthesis assignment

(4) Rhotic vowels (ppt slides covering the special case of schwar)

(5) What to do if you have a Mac, or cannot get the software to run on your Windows machine.

Language structure lecture notes

Fourier analysis problem

Frequency response problem

Phase demo

Amplitude spectrum vs. phase spectrum

Source-filter theory demo

Respiration lecture notes

Phonation lecture notes

Breathy voice lecture notes

Perturbation (jitter/shimmer) demonstration

Vibrato demonstration

Vowel acoustics lecture notes

Dyanmic source filter theory (the thrill-a-minute journey from static vowels to dynamic vowels to semivowels to stops)

Stop consonant voicing lecture notes

Phonetic font installer (Windows only -- install fonts to \windows\fonts)

Phonetic fonts for Macs -- Right click the fonts and save them to "/Library/Fonts": SILDoulosIPA, Phonetic2