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Phonetic Segments and the Organization of Speech

Gasparri, Luca (2018) Phonetic Segments and the Organization of Speech. [Preprint]

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Abstract

According to mainstream linguistic phonetics, speech can be modeled as a string of discrete sound segments or “phones” drawn from a universal phonetic inventory. Recent work has argued that a mature phonetics should refrain from theorizing about speech and speech processing using sound segments, and that the phone concept should be eliminated from linguistic theory. The paper lays out the tenets of the phone methodology and evaluates its prospects in light of the eliminativist arguments. I claim that the eliminativist arguments fail to show that the phone concept should be eliminated from linguistic theory.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Gasparri, Lucalcgasparri@gmail.com0000-0002-0270-9262
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: Dr. Luca Gasparri
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 00:36
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 00:36
Item ID: 15341
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Date: 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15341

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