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Abstract

This acoustic portfolio contains four sections, including nine voice data analysis projects. The first section represents my pronunciation of English using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The second section describes the spectrogram data parsing of the vowels and consonants as I pronounce them. The third section focuses on acoustic correlates that I use to express lexical stress on homographic and multi-syllabic words. The fourth and final section investigates various phonological rules that apply in my pronunciation of the word . Praat and NORM are the two acoustic computer software programs used in this study.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Faculty Supervisor

Professor Ettien Koffi

Author Bio

Borui Zhang is a current student in the Teaching English as a Second Language graduate program at St. Cloud State University, in St. Cloud, MN. After graduation she will be pursuing further study in computational linguistics. She is interested in the pronunciation of language, voice analysis, and computational phonology. She can be reached via email at: breezhang8160@gmail.com.

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