Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind
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Description: 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
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/12/2010
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
|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|
|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|
|The lack of invariance and the use of cues in speech perception|
|Ways in which speech perception might be special|
|Phonological Units and Phonological Patterning|
|Word Form and Function|
|Language and the Brain|
|Language, Speech, and Hearing Disorders|
|Reading and Dyslexia|
|Appendix: IPA Chart|