Acoustic Phonetics (Current Studies in Linguistics 30)
By: Kenneth N. Stevens (author)Paperback
1 - 2 weeks availability
This long-awaited work presents a theory of speech-sound generation in the human vocal system. The comprehensive acoustic theory serves as one basis for defining categories of speech sounds used to form distinctions between words in languages. The author begins with a review of the anatomy and physiology of speech production, then covers source mechanisms, the vocal tract as an acoustic filter, relevant aspects of auditory psychophysics and physiology, and phonological representations. In the remaining chapters he presents a detailed examination of vowels, consonants, and the influence of context on speech sound production. Although he focuses mainly on the sounds of English, he touches briefly on sounds in other languages. The book will serve as a reference for speech scientists, speech pathologists, linguists interested in phonetics and phonology, psychologists interested in speech perception and production, and engineers concerned with speech processing applications.
Anatomy and physiology of speech production; source mechanisms; basic acoustics of vocal tract resonators; auditory processing of speechlike sounds; phonological representation of utterances; vowels - acoustic events with a relatively open vocal tract; the basic stop consonants - bursts and formant transitions; obstruent consonants; sonorant consonants; some influences of context on speech sound production.
Number Of Pages:
- ID: 9780262692502
- Saver Delivery: Yes
- 1st Class Delivery: Yes
- Courier Delivery: Yes
- Store Delivery: Yes
Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly
© Copyright 2013 - 2016 WHSmith and its suppliers.
WHSmith High Street Limited Greenbridge Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SN3 3LD, VAT GB238 5548 36