Songs About Phonetics

The Ladefoged (1975), Johnson (1997), Ladd (2008), & Labov (1972) of playlists. 

 

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"Emoji Praat Man" by Joe Fruehwald

 

Scroll down for a description of the playlist.

 

The human voice comes out of the human body.

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Manner of articulation.

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Place of articulation.

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Vowels.

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Sound travels through the human body.

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Doin' it in the lab.

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The top of Praat.

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The bottom of Praat.

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Prosody Pt. 1.

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Prosody Pt. 2: Voice Quality.

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Intonation.

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FYI this section is legal in MAE_ToBI:

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Phonetic variation in Los Angeles, California.

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The human voice comes out of the human body (back to the beginning!).

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The way she moves around
When she grinds to the beat
Breaking it down articulately
It's her, her body, her body, her body language

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End.

'Body Language' was a perfect conclusion to this playlist because it brought it back to where I started: sound production and perception are material phenomena situated in the human body, and mediated by sociocultural practices.

But that song was also terrible, so here are two good songs about phonetics to conclude.

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