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 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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Meet the Author

William J. Hardcastle is Emeritus Professor of SpeechSciences at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He is a Fellow ofthe British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and anHonorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and LanguageTherapists. He has published numerous books and articles indifferent areas of speech science, including the mechanism ofspeech production and sensory-motor control in normal andpathological speech, and is the author of Physiologyof Speech Production (1976) and Disorders ofFluency and their Effects on Communication (with P. Dalton,1989).

John Laver is Emeritus Professor of Speech Sciences atQueen Margaret University, Edinburgh, where he was DeputyPrincipal. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the RoyalSociety of Edinburgh. He was appointed CBE in 1999 forcontributions to phonetics, and has been President of theInternational Phonetic Association (1991-95). His publicationsinclude The Phonetic Description of Voice Quality (1980),Principles of Phonetics (1994), and The Gift ofSpeech (1996). He is currently co-authoring The EncyclopedicDictionary of Speech and Language (forthcoming,Wiley-Blackwell).

Fiona E. Gibbon is Head of the Department of Speech andHearing Sciences at University College Cork in Ireland. She is aFellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, andher research was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize forexcellence in 2002. She has published over seventy book chaptersand papers in professional and scientific journals, and isco-editor of Vowel Disorders (2002).

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Table of Contents

Part I: Experimental Phonetics.

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

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

Chapter 3: Acoustic phonetics (Jonathan Harrington, Universityof 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 (JanetMackenzie Beck, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh).

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

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

Part III: Modelling Speech Production and Perception.

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

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

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

Chapter 11: Voice source variation and its communicativefunctions (Christer Gobl, University of Dublin and Ailbhe NíChasaide, University of Dublin).

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

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

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

Part IV: Linguistic Phonetics.

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

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

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

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

Chapter 19: Sociophonetics (Paul Foulkes, University of York;James M. Scobbie, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh; and DominicWatt, 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 andBjörn Granström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology,Stockholm).

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



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