Part 1 Chapters
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Part 1 Chapters
- Chapter 1.1 introduces pulse-resonance sounds and the concept of acoustic scale. Based on a chapter by Patterson et al. (2008).
- Chapter 1.2 presents a simple model of communication with the focus on vowels and the communication code whereby information is transferred from the sender to the receiver. The next two chapters are concerned with the form of speaker-size information in communication sounds, as illustrated by the developmental data of Lee et al. (1995). Together these chapters show that most of the information in vowels aside from vowel type is information about speaker size.
- Chapter 1.3 presents a summary, graphical analysis of the size information in vowels.
- Chapter 1.4 presents a formant-pattern model for estimating vocal-tract length from formant frequency data based on four developmental studies of formant-frequency data. Based on a paper by Turner et al. (2009)
- Chapter 1.5 presents a brief description of the musical tones produced by instruments of the orchestra, that is, the brass, string and woodwind families of instruments. The focus is on what distinguishes the families and what distinguishes the members with in a family. These instruments produce pulse-resonance sounds and it is the size information in these tones that determines the register of an instrument within its family. Based on a paper by van Dinther and Patterson (2006)
- Chapter 1.6 explains the form of octave information in musical tones and how composers might use size information in composition.Octave Information in Musical Tones Access to this page is currently restricted
- Patterson, R.D., Smith, D.R.R., van Dinther, R. and Walters, T.C. (2008). “Size Information in the Production and Perception of Communication Sounds”, in Auditory Perception of Sound Sources, Yost, W.A., Popper, A.N. and Fay, R.R. editors (Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York). 
- Turner, R.E., Walters, T.C., Monaghan, J.J. and Patterson, R.D. (2009). “A statistical, formant-pattern model for segregating vowel type and vocal-tract length in developmental formant data.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 125, p.2374-2386. 
- van Dinther, R. and Patterson, R.D. (2006). “Perception of acoustic scale and size in musical instrument sounds.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 120, p.2158-76.