Published on: 08-Jan-2021
Assistant Professor Scott Moisik (Linguistics and Multilingual Studies) will be awarded the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award at the LSA Awards 2021. The Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
Esling, Moisik, Benner and Crevier-Buchman's Voice Quality presents a groundbreaking analysis of the phonetics of the lower vocal tract and traces the extraordinary breadth of its consequences. Their Laryngeal Articulator Model draws on a wide variety of instrumental observations and computational simulations to provide a comprehensive model of voice quality and other laryngeal articulations, supported by a wealth of videos and sound files available online*. The authors provide a sound theoretical basis for not only the phonological realization of laryngeal articulation but also its emergence from infant vocalizations, its exploitation for paralinguistic communication including individual voice quality, accent, speech and vocal song styles in many cultures, the analysis and treatment of clinical disorders of the lower vocal tract, and its role in sound change and phylogeny.
Recipients will be recognized at a virtual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, January 13 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. Read more here.
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