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Written in a clear, reader-friendly style, Speech Science Primer serves as an introduction to speech science and covers basic information on acoustics, the acoustic analysis of speech, speech anatomy and physiology, and speech perception. It also includes topics such as research methodology, speech motor control, and history/evolution of speech science. With its reader-friendly content and valuable online resources, Speech Science Primer: Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception of Speech, Sixth Edition is an ideal text for beginning speech pathology and audiology students and faculty.
Section I Introduction Chapter 1: Speech, Language and Thought Section II Acoustics Chapter 2 Acoustics Section III Speech Production Chapter 3 The Raw Materials: Neurology and Respiration Chapter 4 The Raw Materials: Phonation Chapter 5 The Articulation and Acoustics of Vowels Chapter 6 The Articulation and Acoustics of Consonants Chapter 7 The Production and Acoustic of Prosodic Features Chapter 8 Feedback Mechanisms and Models of Speech Production Section IV Speech Perception Chapter 9 Hearing: The Gateway to Speech Perception Chapter 10 The Acoustic Cues to Speech Perception Chapter 11 Strategies and Models of Speech Perception Section V Instrumentation Chapter 12 Pioneers in Speech Science Chapter 13 Research Tools for the Study of Acoustic Analysis and Speech Perception Chapter 14 Research Tools in Speech Science for the Study of Speech Physiology Appendix A Phonetic Alphabet for American English Appendix B Nerves Important for Speech and Hearing: Cranial and Spinal Glossary Index