Foundations of Voice Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Voice Production and Perception

Foundations of Voice Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Voice Production and Perception

by Jody Kreiman, Diana Sidtis


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ISBN-13: 9781118546703
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/22/2013
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jody Kreiman is Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and has published over 60 scholarly papers in a variety of journals.

Diana Sidtis (formerly Van Lancker) is Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University and performs research at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. An experienced clinician, her research has yielded over 90 articles in scholarly journals and edited books.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Producing a Voice and Controlling Its Sound 25

3 Neurological Foundations of Voice Production and Perception 72

4 Physical Characteristics and the Voice: Can We Hear What a Speaker Looks Like? 110

5 Recognizing Speaker Identity From Voice: Theoretical and Ethological Perspectives and a Psychological Model 156

6 The Brain Behind the Voice: Cerebral Models of Voice Production and Perception 189

7 Identifying Unfamiliar Voices in Forensic Contexts 237

8 Linguistic Uses of Voice Quality: How Voice Signals Linguistic and Pragmatic Aspects of Communication 260

9 Perception of Emotion and Personality from Voice 302

10 Miscellany: Voice in Law Enforcement, Media and Singing 361

References 398

Author Index 470

Subject Index 495

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"A truly remarkable achievement! Kreiman and Sidtis cover virtuallyevery topic ever examined in voice science and blend in their ownconsiderable experience and insight to produce a volume that isboth readable and engaging."
Michael J. Owren, Georgia State University


"Foundations of Voice Studies is a remarkablebook, forging top-quality scholarship with crystal-clearwriting to produce an unparalleled treatment of voice productionand perception. Anyone interested in voice must have thistext."
Gary Weismer, University of Wisconsin - Madison


"A comprehensive, exceptionally-useful treatment ofvoice-related issues by two of the field's top practitioners;includes the basics of voice production, a model of speakerrecognition via the voice, and current research in linguistic,forensic and emotional uses of voice information. The inclusion ofonline sound files is a particularly valuable addition."
Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology


"Covering everything from anatomy, physiology and neuralsubstrates to processing and even forensic applications— in ahighly accessible format—Kreiman and Sidtis have drawn togetherperspectives on voice from a wide range of disciplines, making thisvolume an excellent resource for students, clinical professionals,and scholars alike."
Shari R. Baum, McGill University


"The book is truly an amazing work. The authors are not onlypioneers themselves in carrying out fundamental research on many ofthe key topics covered in the book, but they have managed toorganize and synthesize an enormous body of literature and put ittogether in one easily accessible place.  A gem... theresimply is nothing like this anywhere."
David Pisoni, Indiana University

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