Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind / Edition 1

Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind / Edition 1

by Dani Byrd, Toben H. Mintz
     
 

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:
1,257,649
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1 Human Language as a Scientific Phenomenon.

The specialness of language.

The study of language as a cognitive science.

2 Speaking, Sound, and Hearing.

Speaking and transcribing.

The sound of speech.

Hearing.

3 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.

4 Introduction to Experimental Design.

5 Speech Perception.

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

Ways in which speech perception might be special.

Discovering words.

6 Word Recognition.

7 Phonological Units and Phonological Patterning.

8 Word Form and Function.

9 Sign Languages.

10 Language and the Brain.

11 Language, Speech, and Hearing Disorders.

12 Reading and Dyslexia.

Appendix: IPA Chart.

Index.

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