The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences / Edition 2

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences provides an authoritative account of the key topics in both theoretical and applied areas of speech communication, written by an international team of leading scholars and practitioners. 

  • Combines new and influential research, along with articulate overviews of the key topics in theoretical and applied areas of speech communication
  • Accessibly structured into five major sections covering: experimental phonetics; biological perspectives; modelling speech production and perception; linguistic phonetics; and speech technology
  • Includes nine entirely new chapters on topics such as phonetic notation and sociophonetics, speech technology, biological perspectives, and prosody
  • A streamlined and re-oriented structure brings all contributions up-to-date with the latest research, whilst maintaining the features that made the first edition so useful
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“In conclusion, the second edition of ‘The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences’ is an invaluable reference. The clarity of its explanations, its accurate and updated review of theories and methods, and its analysis of both the strengths and weaknesses of each tool at the disposal of researchers will all be of great help to scholars involved in various degrees of speech analysis."  (Linguist List, 4 June 2013) 
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Meet the Author

William J. Hardcastle is Emeritus Professor of Speech Sciences at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. He has published numerous books and articles in different areas of speech science, including the mechanism of speech production and sensory-motor control in normal and pathological speech, and is the author of Physiology of Speech Production (1976) and Disorders of Fluency and their Effects on Communication (with P. Dalton, 1989).

John Laver is Emeritus Professor of Speech Sciences at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, where he was Deputy Principal. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was appointed CBE in 1999 for contributions to phonetics, and has been President of the International Phonetic Association (1991-95). His publications include The Phonetic Description of Voice Quality (1980), Principles of Phonetics (1994), and The Gift of Speech (1996). He is currently co-authoring The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Speech and Language (forthcoming, Wiley-Blackwell).

Fiona E. Gibbon is Head of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at University College Cork in Ireland. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and her research was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for excellence in 2002. She has published over seventy book chapters and papers in professional and scientific journals, and is co-editor of Vowel Disorders (2002).

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Table of Contents

Part I: Experimental Phonetics.

Chapter 1: Laboratory techniques for investigating speech articulation (Maureen Stone, University of Maryland).

Chapter 2: The aerodynamics of speech (Christine H. Shadle, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven).

Chapter 3: Acoustic phonetics (Jonathan Harrington, University of Munich).

Chapter 4: Investigating the physiology of laryngeal structures (Hajime Hirose, Kitasato University).

Part II: Biological Perspectives.

Chapter 5: Organic variation of the vocal apparatus (Janet Mackenzie Beck, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh).

Chapter 6: Brain mechanisms underlying speech motor control (Hermann Ackermann, University of Tübingen and Wolfram Ziegler, City Hospital, Bogenhausen, Munich).

Chapter 7: Development of neural control of orofacial movements for speech (Anne Smith, Purdue University).

Part III: Modelling Speech Production and Perception.

Chapter 8: Speech acquisition (Barbara Davis, University of Texas).

Chapter 9: Coarticulation and connected speech processes (Edda Farnetani, Centro di Studio per le Richerche di Fonetica del CNR, Padova and Daniel Recasens, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).

Chapter 10: Theories and models of speech production (Anders Löfqvist, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven).

Chapter 11: Voice source variation and its communicative functions (Christer Gobl, University of Dublin and Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, University of Dublin).

Chapter 12: Articulatory-acoustic relations as the basis of distinctive contrasts (Kenneth N. Stevens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Helen M. Hanson, Union College, New York).

Chapter 13: Aspects of auditory processing related to speech perception (Brian C.J.Moore, University of Cambridge)

Chapter 14: Cognitive processes in speech perception (James M. McQueen, Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen and Anne Cutler, Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen).

Part IV: Linguistic Phonetics.

Chapter 15: The prosody of speech: timing and rhythm (Janet Fletcher, University of Melbourne).

Chapter 16: Tone and intonation (Mary E. Beckman, Ohio State University and Jennifer J. Venditti, San Jose State University).

Chapter 17: The relation between phonetics and phonology (John Ohala, University of California at Berkeley).

Chapter 18: Phonetic notation (John H. Esling, University of Victoria).

Chapter 19: Sociophonetics (Paul Foulkes, University of York; James M. Scobbie, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh; and Dominic Watt, University of York).

Part V: Speech Technology.

Chapter 20: An introduction to signal processing for speech (Daniel Ellis, University of Columbia).

Chapter 21: Speech synthesis (Rolf Carlson, KTH, Stockholm and Björn Granström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm).

Chapter 22: Automatic speech recognition (Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh and Simon King, University of Edinburgh).



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