Speech Science Primer: Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception of Speech

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 345 pages
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This comprehensive textbook provides a clear, reader-friendly writing style, serves as an introduction to speech science, and covers basic information on acoustics, the acoustic analysis of speech, speech anatomy and physiology, and speech perception. The Fifth Edition also includes topics such as research methodology, speech motor control, and history/evolution of speech science.

Features include:

  • New material on speech respiration and expanded information on cross-language speech issues
  • New organization and shortened chapters aid reading and comprehension
  • Information on acoustics, speech physiology, and speech perception is integrated to create a unified treatment of speech science
  • An explanation of the normal communication process serves as a basis for comparison with communication disorders
  • Audio clips available on the companion Website are referenced in the text by an icon
  • A bibliography concludes each chapter to encourage further study

 

With its reader-friendly content and valuable online resources, Speech Science Primer: Physiology, Acoustics and Perception of Speech, Fifth Edition is an ideal text for beginning speech pathology and audiology students and faculty alike. Visit the book's companion Website to view the online resources!

 

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the science of speech, including physics, anatomy, physiology, and pathology.

Contents

Speech Language and Thought
3
Instrumentation 273
12
CHAPTER2 Pioneers in Speech Science
17
ACOUStics
31
CHAPTER4 The Raw MaterialsNeurology and Respiration
57
APPENDIX
69
CHAPTER5 The Raw MaterialsPhonation
85
CHAPTER6 The Articulation and Acoustics of Vowels
105
Feedback Mechanisms and Models of Speech Production
169
Hearing The Gateway to Speech Perception
203
The Acoustic Cues
217
Strategies and Models
237
Speech Physiology
293
GLOSSARY
317
INDEX
335
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CHAPTER7 The Articulation and Acoustics of Consonants and Prosody
131

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