Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind / Edition 1

Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind / Edition 1

by Dani Byrd, Toben H. Mintz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405157992

ISBN-13: 9781405157995

Pub. Date: 04/26/2010

Publisher: Wiley

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

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Overview

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 at www.discoveringspeech.wiley.com

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405157995
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
1,293,473
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Human Language as a Scientific Phenomenon 1

Sect. 1 The specialness of language 1

Sect. 2 The study of language as a cognitive science 11

Ch. 2 Speaking, Sound, and Hearing 23

Sect. 1 Speaking and transcribing 23

Sect. 2 The sound of speech 51

Sect. 3 Hearing 64

Ch. 3 Phonetic Diversity in the World's Languages and Diversity Among Dialects of English 72

Sect. 1 Sounds of the world's languages 72

Sect. 2 English in the United States and around the world 89

Ch. 4 The Scientific Method and Experimental Design 98

Ch. 5 Speech Perception 114

Sect. 1 The lack of invariance and the use of cues in speech perception 114

Sect. 2 Ways in which speech perception might be special 127

Sect. 3 Discovering words 150

Ch. 6 Word Recognition 159

Ch. 7 Phonological Units and Phonological Patterning 182

Ch. 8 Word Form and Function 206

Ch. 9 Sign Languages 224

Ch. 10 Language and the Brain 243

Ch. 11 Language, Speech, and Hearing Disorders 266

Ch. 12 Reading and Dyslexia 282

Appendix IPA Chart 303

Index 304

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