Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Chapter 10: Digital phonology: Systemic perspectives

Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Bradley A. Smith [+-]
School of Education at Curtin University
Bradley A. Smith is a Research Fellow in the School of Education at Curtin University, Australia. He has previously worked in a learning and teaching centre at the University of Melbourne, and in the Multimodal Analysis Lab at the National University of Singapore. His PhD thesis (2008, Macquarie University) is entitled ‘Intonation and Register: A Multidimensional Exploration’. His major research interests are intonation, register, communication in higher education, and multimodality, with a focus on the roles of sound-based semiotic resources within cultures. His publications include (with William S. Greaves) the chapter on intonation for the forthcoming Bloomsbury Companion to Halliday, co-editor (with Kay L. O’Halloran) of Multimodal Studies: Exploring Issues and Domains (2011), as well as several journal articles, book chapters, two invited encyclopaedia entries in the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (2013) and an invited review for Linguistics and the Human Sciences of Halliday and Greaves’ (2008) Intonation in the Grammar of English.
Stefano Fasciani [+-]
National University of Singapore
Stefano Fasciani is a PhD candidate at the National University of Singapore in the field of Music Technology at the Arts and Creativity Lab, and a former Research Associate in the Multimodal Analysis Lab. He graduated from the Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’ (Italy) with an MSc in Electronic Engineering in 2006, and for several years joined the advanced digital signal processing group of Atmel in Rome, developing multicore embedded systems and applications for audio digital signal processing. He is also an electronic musician, releasing productions on a regular basis over several years with independent labels.
Kay L. O'Halloran [+-]
Associate Professor in the School of Education, Curtin University, Australia.
Kay O’Halloran is Associate Professor in the School of Education, Curtin University, Australia. Prior to this, she was Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of English Language & Literature at the National University of Singapore. During this time, she held a joint appointment as the founding Director of the Multimodal Analysis Lab and Deputy Director of the Interactive Digital Media Institute, a university-level research institute at the National University of Singapore. Her areas of research include multimodal analysis, mathematical discourse, digital humanities and the development of digital technologies and visualization techniques for multimodal and socio-cultural analytics. Kay O’Halloran has published widely in these fields, and she is the founding editor of the Routledge Studies in Multimodality Book Series.

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In this chapter we discuss the study of phonology (of speech, and other semiotic resources with sound as expression plane, such as music) within the environments of contemporary software resources, including a software platform currently under development. These software tools enable researchers and teachers to readily access the sound signal and create a variety of annotations of such data, and to store, search, process and display the data and their analyses. Such resources thus make possible the correlation, in both the database and interface, of phonetic, phonological, lexicogrammatical, semantic and contextual analyses within different metafunctions, at different ranks and so on. The present chapter is not a review of software applications as such, but rather a discussion of some of the affordances of and issues in the development and use of digital technologies (for a review of software resources relevant to systemic scholars see O’Donnell and Bateman, 2005).

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Smith, Bradley A. ; Fasciani, Stefano ; O'Halloran, Kay. Chapter 10: Digital phonology: Systemic perspectives. Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 295-323 Sep 2014. ISBN 9781845539467. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24972. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24972. Sep 2014

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