Fundamentals of Speech Science

ISBN-10: 0133456951

ISBN-13: 9780133456950

Edition: 1st 1999

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Description: Fundamentals of Speech Science is a text that addresses basic concepts in speech science in a clear manner that facilitates the learning of technical material by undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to clear writing, the book contains over 170 illustrations to help explain important concepts like those in basic acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the speech production mechanism, resonance, acoustics of speech production, and speech perception. Other student-friendly attributes of the book include study questions, suggested readings, and a glossary of all key terms used throughout the book. Together the authors represent 60 years teaching experience in Speech Science this text exhibits their in depth understanding of the learning process.

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Book details

List price: $122.80
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/6/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 206
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

All chapters conclude with Summary, Study Questions, and Suggested Readings
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Language Tool
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
Respiration
Phonation
Articulation
Audition
Central Nervous System
Basic Acoustics
Sound
Sinusoidal Motion
Spatial Concepts
Temporal Concepts
Longitudinal versus Transverse Waves
Sound Propagation and Interference
Complex Sounds
Periodicity versus Aperiodicity
Sound Visualization
The Decibel
Resonance
Sympathetic Vibration
Sounding-Board Effect
Cavity (Acoustical) Resonance
Frequency Response Curve
Vocal Tract Analogy
Acoustics of Speech Production
Acoustical Model of Speech Production
Speech Perception
Vowel Perception
Diphthong Perception
Consonant Perception
Suprasegmental Perception
Issues in Speech Perception
Other Perceptual Phenomena
Theories of Speech Perception
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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