The dynamical perspective on speech production: data and theory

In preliminary form, is a general theoretical framework that seeks to characterize the lawful regularities in articulatory patterns that occur when people speak

J.A.S. Kelso

2019

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  • In preliminary form, is a general theoretical framework that seeks to characterize the lawful regularities in articulatory patterns that occur when people speak
  • The space – time behavior of a given articulatory gesture is viewed as the outcome of the system’s dynamic parameterization, and the orchestration among gestures is captured in terms of intergestural phase information
  • Building on the existence of phase stabilities in speech and other biologically significant activities, we offer an account of change in articulatory patterns that is based on the nonequilibrium phase transitions treated by the field of synergetics
  • Rate scaling studies in speech and bimanual activities are shown to be consistent with a synergetic interpretation and suggest a principled decomposition of languages
  • The uniqueness of the present scheme is that stability and change of speech action patterns are seen as different manifestations of the same underlying dynamical principles—the phenomenon observed depends on which region of the parameter space the system occupies
  • Ambitious, and the outcome of much idle speculation, the simplicity of the present scheme is attractive and may offer certain unifying themes for the traditionally disparate disciplines of linguistics, phonetics and speech motor control

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