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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Introduction to Acoustics of Speech - APH510019
Title: Základy akustiky
Guaranteed by: Institute of Phonetics (21-FU)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2012
Semester: winter
Points: 2
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: APH200005
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Ing. Tomáš Bořil, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Ing. Tomáš Bořil, Ph.D. (02.05.2018)
In the theoretical part, students learn about the basic principles of acoustics which are important for phonetics, about the
fundamentals of psychoacoustics, and about the source-filter theory of speech production. In the seminars, the covered
phenomena will be practiced in the form of exercises. Students will acquire essential operations with software tools for the
analysis of speech signals (e.g., generating sounds, filtering, segmenting the speech signal.
Literature - Czech
Last update: Ing. Tomáš Bořil, Ph.D. (02.05.2018)

Ptáček, M. (1993): Úvod do fonetické akustiky. Praha: Karolinum.

Palková, Z. (1994): Fonetika a fonologie češtiny. Praha: Karolinum. (vybrané části)

Fant, G. (1970): Acoustic theory of speech production. The Hague: Mouton.

Machač, P. & Skarnitzl, R. (2009). Fonetická segmentace hlásek. Praha: Epocha.

Ladefoged, P. (1996): Elements of acoustic phonetics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Johnson, K. (2003): Acoustic and auditory phonetics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Kent, R. D. - Read, C. (1992): The acoustic analysis of speech. San Diego: Whurr Publishers.

Syrový, V. (2003): Hudební akustika. Praha: Akademie múzických umění. (vybrané části)

Syllabus -
Last update: Ing. Tomáš Bořil, Ph.D. (02.05.2018)

1. Physical description of sound: basic notions; propagation of sound; the principle of Fourier transform, spectrum and spectrogram; waveform types; resonance and filters.
2. Psychoacoustic description of sound: frequency vs. pitch; intensity vs. loudness; quality of sound.
3. Gunnar Fant's source-filter theory of speech production.

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