Phonetics

Phonetics is the study of the sounds of human speech. It is concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds, their physiological production and auditory perception and also neurophysiological status. Phonetics is generally considered a special branch of linguistics dealing with the physical phenomena of speech communication. Phonetics investigates the transmission of linguistic messages and other kinds of information (including information that signals the speaker’s emotional state) through air, from the speaker to the listener, the relationship between speech and language, the form and working of the sound systems of different languages, speech production, the acoustic properties of speech, and speech perception.  

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