Preclinical Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Rent from
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 07/24/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 38%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $9.67
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 93%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (15) from $9.67   
  • New (4) from $22.50   
  • Used (11) from $9.67   


Written in a user-friendly style by three distinguished scientists/editors/clinicians, who have taught the course to thousands of students at premier educational programs, the scope of the book is all-inclusive, comprehensively covering anatomy, physiology, acoustics, perception, and swallowing. The book represents a quantum leap forward toward preparing speech-language pathologists in training to understand importance of the science that underpins their work and provides framework for approaching the evaluation and management of each of their future clients. This text provides all that instructors need to ensure that their students are fully ready for the clinical practicum training.

• Describes scientific principles explicitly, and in translational terms that emphasize their relevance to clinical practice.
• Features original illustrations and artwork designed to be instructive learning tools customized by a single illustrator and are largely in full color.
• Includes clinical scenarios woven into the text to emphasize the relevance of the concepts presented and focus the discussion on humanistic values.
• Rich with analogies that aid thinking about processes from different perspectives.
• Features "sidetracks" that relate interesting historical and contemporary facts to the discipline of speech science.
• Provides a framework for conceptualizing the uses, subsystems, and levels of observation of speech production, speech, and swallowing.
• Ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses preparing students for clinical study.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Julie Liss, PhD (Arizona State University)
Description: This comprehensive book on the fundamentals of preclinical speech science details speech production, speech acoustics, speech perception, and swallowing.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a user-friendly, integrated, and translational book that will be of value to beginning students, graduate students, and practicing speech-language pathologists. The book covers critical, yet largely ignored, topics such as speech perception and points out at each turn the clinical relevance of the information. The field has been in desperate need of such a book, and the authors have succeeded providing one.
Audience: Because the chapters contain appropriate detail along with frequent summaries and examples, readers at various levels of experience can appreciate the material based on their background knowledge. This rare accomplishment is due not only to exceptionally clear writing and figures, but because the authors are foremost experts and renowned instructors.
Features: The book covers anatomy and physiology of the speech and swallowing mechanism, and has excellent chapters on speech acoustics and speech perception. The chapters are uniform in their coverage of a historical perspective as well as state-of-the-art knowledge and research. In this way, the chapters read as stories, drawing readers along, facilitated by excellent figures and entertaining sidebars.
Assessment: I am very excited to use this book in my own teaching. I have for years relied on Zemlin's phenomenal Speech and Hearing Science: Anatomy and Physiology, 4th edition (Prentice Hall, 2000), for its detail and accuracy. Now this book provides a resource that is at once detailed, comprehensive, exceptionally written, and engaging.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597561822
  • Publisher: Plural Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 642
  • Sales rank: 922,664
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas J. Hixon, PhD, is Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Director of the National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, and Dean Emeritus of the Graduate College at the University of Arizona.
Gary Weismer, Ph.D. is Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
Jeannette D. Hoit, PhD is a professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona and a speech-language pathologist.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)