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This outstanding multi-volume series covers all the major subdisciplines within linguistics today and, when complete, will offer a comprehensive survey of linguistics as a whole.

This volume provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the key topics of the phonetic sciences. Contributions by many of the leading researchers in the field cover both theoretical and applied areas of speech communication.

There are contributions on experimental phonetics, including aerodynamics of speech, speech signal processing, laboratory techniques and acoustic phonetics, as well as discussions of speech technology applications in areas such as automatic recognition of speech and speakers, and speech synthesis. Following are chapters on the biological foundations of speech and hearing, such as brain functions underlying speech, auditory neural processing, and articulatory processes in speech production.

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A comprehensive survey of the key topics of the phonetic sciences, with contributions covering both theoretical and applied areas of speech communication. Chapter topics include the biological foundations of speech and hearing, experimental phonetics, and speech technology applications. A section on theoretical approaches in phonetic sciences addresses aspects of spoken word recognition, coarticulation, articulatory/acoustic/auditory relationships and laryngeal function. The final section on linguistic phonetics covers descriptive criteria in general phonetics and the relationship between phonetics and other areas of linguistics such as phonology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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“In conclusion, the second edition of ‘The Handbookof Phonetic Sciences’ is an invaluable reference. The clarityof its explanations, its accurate and updated review of theoriesand methods, and its analysis of both the strengths and weaknessesof each tool at the disposal of researchers will all be of greathelp to scholars involved in various degrees of speechanalysis."  (Linguist List, 4 June 2013) 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631188483
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Series: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 2.16 (d)

Meet the Author

William J. Hardcastle is Emeritus Professor ofSpeech Sciences at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He is aFellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh,and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and LanguageTherapists. He is the authorof Physiology of SpeechProduction (1976) and Disorders of Fluency andtheir Effects on Communication (with P. Dalton, 1989).

John Laver is Emeritus Professor of Speech Sciencesat Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of theBritish Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Hispublications include The Phonetic Description of VoiceQuality (1980), Principles ofPhonetics (1994), and The Gift ofSpeech (1996).

Fiona E. Gibbon is Head of the Department of Speechand Hearing Sciences at University College Cork in Ireland. She isa Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.She is co-editor of Vowel Disorders (2002).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Experimental Phonetics 9
1 Laboratory Techniques for Investigating Speech Articulation 11
2 The Aerodynamics of Speech 33
3 Acoustic Phonetics 65
4 Investigating the Physiology of Laryngeal Structures 116
5 Instrumental Techniques for Linguistic Phonetic Fieldwork 137
6 Experimental Design and Statistics in Speech Science 167
Pt. II Biological Perspectives 189
7 Motor Speech Disorders 191
8 Brain Functions Underlying Speech 220
9 Organic Variation of the Vocal Apparatus 256
Pt. III Models of Speech Production and Perception 299
10 Acquisition of Speech 301
11 Articulatory Processes 333
12 Coarticulation and Connected Speech Processes 371
13 Theories and Models of Speech Production 405
14 Voice Source Variation 427
15 Articulatory-Acoustic-Auditory Relationships 462
16 Auditory Neural Processing of Speech 507
17 Aspects of Auditory Processing Related to Speech Perception 539
18 Cognitive Processes in Speech Perception 566
Pt. IV Linguistic Phonetics 587
19 Linguistic Phonetic Descriptions 589
20 Phonetic Universals 619
21 The Prosody of Speech: Melody and Rhythm 640
22 The Relation between Phonetics and Phonology 674
Pt. V Speech Technology 695
23 Speech Signal Processing 697
24 Some Approaches to Automatic Speech Recognition 721
25 Speaker Recognition and Forensic Phonetics 744
26 Speech Synthesis 768
References 789
Index 883
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