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A thirteenth-century theory of speech

Abstract:

This historical paper examines a pioneering theory of speech production and perception from the thirteenth century. Robert Grosseteste (c.1175—1253) was a celebrated medieval thinker, who developed an impressive corpus of treatises on the natural world. This paper looks at his treatise on sound and phonetics, De generatione sonorum [On the Generation of Sounds]. Through interdisciplinary analysis of the text, this paper finds a theory of vowel production and perception that is notably mathema...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1121/1.5119126

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1342-9100
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Publisher:
Acoustical Society of America Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Journal website
Volume:
146
Issue:
2
Pages:
937-947
Publication date:
2019-08-06
Acceptance date:
2019-07-03
DOI:
EISSN:
1520-8524
ISSN:
0001-4966
Pubs id:
pubs:1026730
UUID:
uuid:7dcb938f-6d4e-4422-96fb-8cb513cba48c
Source identifiers:
1026730
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pubs:1026730
Language:
English

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