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What is phonetics?

 

Definition
 

Phonetics is the study of human speech sounds.

Branches
 

Phonetics is divided into three branches:

 
  • Articulatory phonetics

    The study of how speech sounds are produced by the human vocal apparatus.

  • Acoustic phonetics

    The study of the sound waves made by the human vocal organs for communication.

  • Auditory phonetics

    The study of how speech sounds are perceived by the ear, auditory nerve, and brain.

Source
 

Crystal 1985 339


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