Voice (Phonetics)
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1. Introduction

This entry stays close to the most common definition of ‘voice’, according to which ‘voice’ corresponds to the component of speech that is mainly attributed to the vibration of the vocal folds. The phoneticians distinguish, in fact, between several modes of vocal fold vibration (or voice quality). For some of them, ‘voice’ is the nonmarked mode considered ‘neutral’ or ‘modal’ (see below, Sec…

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Chakir Zeroual, “Voice (Phonetics)”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 19 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0370>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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