Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind

ISBN-10: 1405157992
ISBN-13: 9781405157995
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $71.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 318
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Written in a lively style, Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind applies a scientific approach to the study of various aspects of speech, using everyday examples to introduce the beginning student to the world of language and cognition. An accessible introduction to the fundamentals of speech production, speech perception, word-formation, language acquisition and speech disorders Considers how the informational content of the speech signal relates to phonological units - connecting the three areas of speech, words, and mind Focuses on speech production and recognition at the word-level and below, and includes sign languages Written in a highly accessible style for students with no background in linguistics or psychology Packed with numerous student-friendly features, including engaging examples, illustrations, and sidebars for further discussion; further online exercises and data also available

Human Language as a Scientific Phenomenon
The specialness of language
The study of language as a cognitive science
Speaking, Sound, and Hearing
Speaking and transcribing
The sound of speech
Hearing
Phonetic Diversity in the World's Languages and Diversity Among Dialects of English
The sounds of the world's languages
English in the United States and around the world
Introduction to Experimental Design
Speech Perception
The lack of invariance and the use of cues in speech perception
Ways in which speech perception might be special
Discovering words
Word Recognition
Phonological Units and Phonological Patterning
Word Form and Function
Sign Languages
Language and the Brain
Language, Speech, and Hearing Disorders
Reading and Dyslexia
Appendix: IPA Chart
Index

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