The Gift of Speech

The Gift of Speech : Readings in the Analysis of Speech and Voice

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In these collected papers, the author explores two interdisciplinary themes: how the brain plans, controls, monitors and edits its programs for speech; and how the quality of a speaker's voice can be described.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.5mm | 657.72g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • indices
  • 0748608753
  • 9780748608751

Table of contents

Part 1 Speech production: the production of speech; slips of the tongue; the detection and correction of slips of the tongue; neurolinguistic aspects of speech production; monitoring systems in the neurolinguistic control of speech production; slips of the tongue as neuromuscular evidence for a model of speech production; cognitive science and speech - a framework for research. Part 2 The description of voice quality: language and non-verbal communication; voice quality and indexical information; the semiotic nature of phonetic data; labels for voices; the description of voice quality in general phonetic theory; describing the normal voice; phonetic and linguistic markers in speech; a perpetual protocol for the analysis of vocal profiles; structural pathologies of the vocal folds and phonation; an acoustic system for the detection of laryngeal pathology; acoustic waveform perturbations and voice disorders; the analysis of vocal quality - from the classical period to the 20th century; the concept of articulatory settings - an historical survey.
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