Developments in Speech Synthesis

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Wiley, Oct 31, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 356 pages
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With a growing need for understanding the process involved in producing and perceiving spoken language, this timely publication answers these questions in an accessible reference.  Containing material resulting from many years’ teaching and research, Speech Synthesis provides a complete account of the theory of speech.  By bringing together the common goals and methods of speech synthesis into a single resource, the book will lead the way towards a comprehensive view of the process involved in human speech. The book includes applications in speech technology and speech synthesis.

It is ideal for intermediate students of linguistics and phonetics who wish to proceed further, as well as researchers and engineers in telecommunications working in speech technology and speech synthesis who need a comprehensive overview of the field and who wish to gain an understanding of the objectives and achievements of the study of speech production and perception. 

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Mark Tatham is Professor in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. He researches the theory of the production and perception of speech within the general theory of linguistics. He has taught phonology, computational modelling, and speech aspects of neuro-psychology at
the University of California and the University of Ohio.
Katherine Morton is a Fellow in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. She has published research in modelling speech production and perception within the overall framework of human communication, constrained by linguistic theory. She has taught experimental
linguistics/phonetics at the University of Cambridge and the University of California.

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