14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Fechner-Weber Law and Logistic Law in Speech Timing

Tatyana Bortnik, Oleg Skljarov

St.-Petersburg Research Institute of Ear, Throat, Nose and Speech, Russia

It's well known that categorical perception in accordance with Fechner-Veber's law is one of experimental bases of discrete symbols' existence in phonology. The categories-symbols are carriers of the semantic information in phonetics. We show, at least for rhythm of phonation in speech, that the concept of “information” appears in connection with the chaotic regime of this rhythm.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bortnik, Tatyana / Skljarov, Oleg (1999): "Fechner-weber law and logistic law in speech timing", In ICPhS-14, 835-838.