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Physics of Speech

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ISBN-10: 0521293790

ISBN-13: 9780521293792

Edition: 1979

Authors: D. B. Fry, S. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan, B. Comrie, W. Dressler

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The mechanism of speech is a very complex one and in order to undertake any analysis of language it is important to understand the processes that go to make up the message that a speaker transmits and a listener receives. Professor Fry therefore first takes the reader through the various stages of the speech chain: from language units to nerve impulses to muscle movements to sound waves, and vice versa as the message is received and decoded. He then explains the basic physical principles involved in the generation and propagation of sound energy and in the phenomenon of resonance. These principles are then applied to the speech mechanism itself and to the particular kinds of sound which…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/8/1979
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

List of phonetic symbols
The speech chain
The generation of sound
The propagation of sound waves
Absorption and reflection of sound energy
Free and forced vibrations: resonance
The speech mechanism as sound generator
The vocal tract
Periodic and aperiodic sounds
Acoustic analysis: the sound spectrograph
Acoustic features of English sounds
Acoustic cues for the recognition of speech sounds