Phonetics of Under-Documented Languages
Broad sampling is important to research; however, there is a convenience bias in research on the speech acoustics of the world's languages. This Special Issue contains a sample of 25 under-documented languages. While a large sampling relative to previous work published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, the 23 articles in this issue just scratch the surface. To have a better understanding of the fundamentals of speech communication, it is imperative, as a research community, to make a concerted effort to learn more about how speech sounds are perceived and produced in a wide variety of languages.
Guest Editors: Benjamin V. Tucker and Richard Wright