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Overview

Destined to become a classic for generations of students (and indispensable for clinicians and scientists), The Speech Sciences represents an comprehensive learning resource on that most uniquely human faculty of talking. Culminating decades of innovative research and teaching by an acknowledged master of the profession, The Speech Sciences crystallizes into a unified whole, a multidisciplinary subject of broad scope, great richness, and enormous practical importance. It provides the necessary foundations for students who want to be good clinicians and run good institutions. With text of exceptional lucidity, buttressed by a wealth of didactic illustrations and student exercises, The Speech Sciences will inevitably become an essential teaching tool not only for the communication sciences and disorders but for many other related disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology, social sciences, computer sciences, psychology, human engineering and more.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Ronald C. Scherer, PhD (Bowling Green State University)
Description: This new book surveys important topics dealing with the science of speech production and perception. Contents include basic anatomy of speech and hearing subsystems, neural bases of speech, physiologic and acoustic phonetics, speech perception, theories of speech production and perception, applications to applied speech sciences, the evolution of speech, and the embryology of speech organs.
Purpose: The book attempts to provide a framework covering the speech sciences, with enough information to establish a valid functional understanding of speech. The author meets this goal superbly by wisely selecting and clearly discussing many important and current topics.
Audience: The book is written for undergraduate students in speech pathology and audiology, communication sciences, and allied fields. The book can also be used in graduate courses to fill in gaps created by other texts and to provide preliminary overviews.
Features: The primary goal of explaining speech function is enhanced by relevant anatomical and instrumentation information. A distinguishing aspect is the inclusion of sections on gender differences, developmental characteristics, evolution, and embryology. The broad coverage is greatly enhanced by many fine, often beautiful, figures (including 12 color plates); well selected references for further reading; and interesting exercises that encourage deeper thinking. There is a glossary of 611 items, answers to selected problems, and a relatively complete index. The frequent quotes from numerous authors and famous individuals should enhance students' interest.
Assessment: This exceptional book fills two needs — to improve the available texts and materials used in speech science courses and to move the curricula for undergraduate and graduate training in communication disorders to necessary higher levels. This book should be strongly considered for inclusion in all speech science courses, for purchase by all libraries at universities with communication and allied health programs, and by all students and faculty dealing with speech production and perception.
From the Publisher
"The Speech Sciences is now one of my prize possessions, the best reference treasure of teaching tools for a licensed certified speech and language pathologist who works in a university/college/hospital/school clinic as I do. The Speech Sciences would be my first choice as a textbook in college courses and would be listed as a reference for undergraduate and graduate students. Doctor Kent now ranks with the giants in the field as the author and Singular Publishing Group, Inc., ranks with the giants as the publisher."
From The Critics
Reviewer: Ronald C. Scherer, PhD(Bowling Green State University)
Description: This new book surveys important topics dealing with the science of speech production and perception. Contents include basic anatomy of speech and hearing subsystems, neural bases of speech, physiologic and acoustic phonetics, speech perception, theories of speech production and perception, applications to applied speech sciences, the evolution of speech, and the embryology of speech organs.
Purpose: The book attempts to provide a framework covering the speech sciences, with enough information to establish a valid functional understanding of speech. The author meets this goal superbly by wisely selecting and clearly discussing many important and current topics.
Audience: The book is written for undergraduate students in speech pathology and audiology, communication sciences, and allied fields. The book can also be used in graduate courses to fill in gaps created by other texts and to provide preliminary overviews.
Features: The primary goal of explaining speech function is enhanced by relevant anatomical and instrumentation information. A distinguishing aspect is the inclusion of sections on gender differences, developmental characteristics, evolution, and embryology. The broad coverage is greatly enhanced by many fine, often beautiful, figures (including 12 color plates); well selected references for further reading; and interesting exercises that encourage deeper thinking. There is a glossary of 611 items, answers to selected problems, and a relatively complete index. The frequent quotes from numerous authors and famous individuals should enhance students' interest.
Assessment: This exceptional book fills two needs — to improve the available texts and materials used in speech science courses and to move the curricula for undergraduate and graduate training in communication disorders to necessary higher levels. This book should be strongly considered for inclusion in all speech science courses, for purchase by all libraries at universities with communication and allied health programs, and by all students and faculty dealing with speech production and perception.
Ronald C. Scherer
This new book surveys important topics dealing with the science of speech production and perception. Contents include basic anatomy of speech and hearing subsystems, neural bases of speech, physiologic and acoustic phonetics, speech perception, theories of speech production and perception, applications to applied speech sciences, the evolution of speech, and the embryology of speech organs. The book attempts to provide a framework covering the speech sciences, with enough information to establish a valid functional understanding of speech. The author meets this goal superbly by wisely selecting and clearly discussing many important and current topics. The book is written for undergraduate students in speech pathology and audiology, communication sciences, and allied fields. The book can also be used in graduate courses to fill in gaps created by other texts and to provide preliminary overviews. The primary goal of explaining speech function is enhanced by relevant anatomical and instrumentation information. A distinguishing aspect is the inclusion of sections on gender differences, developmental characteristics, evolution, and embryology. The broad coverage is greatly enhanced by many fine, often beautiful, figures (including 12 color plates); well selected references for further reading; and interesting exercises that encourage deeper thinking. There is a glossary of 611 items, answers to selected problems, and a relatively complete index. The frequent quotes from numerous authors and famous individuals should enhance students' interest. This exceptional book fills two needs -- to improve the available texts and materials used in speech science courses and to move the curriculafor undergraduate and graduate training in communication disorders to necessary higher levels. This book should be strongly considered for inclusion in all speech science courses, for purchase by all libraries at universities with communication and allied health programs, and by all students and faculty dealing with speech production and perception.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565936898
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 1.50 (w) x 2.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Speech Communication and Speech Sciences. Basic Concepts From Physics and Mathematics. An Overview of Anatomy, The Speech System, and Speech Sounds. The Respiratory and Laryngeal Systems. The Upper Airway of Speech Production. The Auditory System. The Neural Basis of Speech. Physiological Phonetics. Acoustic Phonetics. Speech Perception. Theories of Speech Production. Applied Speech Sciences. The Anthropology of Speech. The Embryology of The Speech Organs. Color Plates (12 Color Photographs). Glossary. Appendixes. Index.

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