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LING 1200 Lecture 39: Lecture 39
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Department
Linguistics
Course
LING 1200
Professor
Erin L.Wilkinson
Semester
Spring

Description
Senses other than Vision: − Audition – hearing − Gustation – tasting − Olfaction – smelling − Touch − Pain What Sound Is: − A wave of pressure caused by object vibrations − Object vibrations causes movement (vibration) of air molecules − Sound in a perceptual experience Properties of Sound Waves: 1. Amplitude - Determined by the height of sound waves - More amplitude perceived as higher intensity sound - Amplitude determines loudness - Loudness is measured in decibels or dB 2. Frequency - Number of times per second that a wave will cycle through a high peak and a low point - Determined by the wavelength of sound waves - Measured in hertz - Higher frequency perceived as higher pitch sound (ex: wind chimes) - Lower frequency perceived as lower pitch sound (ex: sound of tuba) 3. Complexity - Determined by the ranges
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