Elements of Acoustic Phonetics

Author: Peter Ladefoged

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226467641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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This revised and expanded edition of a classic textbook provides a concise introduction to basic concepts of acoustics and digital speech processing that are important to linguists, phoneticians, and speech scientists. The second edition includes four new chapters that cover new experimental techniques in acoustic phonetics made possible by the use of computers. Assuming no background in physics or mathematics, Ladefoged explains concepts that must be understood in using modern laboratory techniques for acoustic analysis, including resonances of the vocal tract and the relation of formants to different cavities; digital speech processing and computer storage of sound waves; and Fourier analysis and Linear Predictive Coding, the equations used most frequently in the analysis of speech sounds. Incorporating recent developments in our knowledge of the nature of speech, Ladefoged also updates the original edition's discussion of the basic properties of sound waves; variations in loudness, pitch, and quality of speech sounds; wave analysis; and the hearing and production of speech. Like its predecessor, this edition of Elements of Acoustic Phonetics will serve as an invaluable textbook and reference for students and practitioners of linguistics and speech science, and for anyone who wants to understand the physics of speech.

Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics

Author: Keith Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444343084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8567

Fully revised and expanded, the third edition of Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics maintains a balance of accessibility and scholarly rigor to provide students with a complete introduction to the physics of speech. Newly updated to reflect the latest advances in the field Features a balanced and student-friendly approach to speech, with engaging side-bars on related topics Includes suggested readings and exercises designed to review and expand upon the material in each chapter, complete with selected answers Presents a new chapter on speech perception that addresses theoretical issues as well as practical concerns

Acoustic Phonetics

Author: Kenneth N. Stevens

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262692502

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 607

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This long-awaited work presents a theory of speech-sound generation in the humanvocal system. The comprehensive acoustic theory serves as one basis for defining categories ofspeech sounds used to form distinctions between words in languages. The author begins with a reviewof the anatomy and physiology of speech production, then covers source mechanisms, the vocal tractas an acoustic filter, relevant aspects of auditory psychophysics and physiology, and phonologicalrepresentations. 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 ofEnglish, he touches briefly on sounds in other languages. The book will serve as areference for speech scientists, speech pathologists, linguists interested in phonetics andphonology, psychologists interested in speech perception and production, and engineers concernedwith speech processing applications.

Vowels and Consonants

Author: Peter Ladefoged,Sandra Ferrari Disner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144435504X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 7486

This popular and accessible introduction to phonetics has been fully updated for its third edition, and now includes an accompanying website with sound files, and expanded coverage of topics such as speech technology. Describes how languages use a variety of different sounds, many of them quite unlike any that occur in well-known languages Written by the late Peter Ladefoged, one of the world's leading phoneticians, with updates by renowned forensic linguist, Sandra Ferrari Disner Includes numerous revisions to the discussion of speech technology and additional updates throughout the book Explores the acoustic, articulatory, and perceptual components of speech, demonstrates speech synthesis, and explains how speech recognition systems work Supported by an accompanying website at www.vowelsandconsonants3e.com featuring additional data and recordings of the sounds of a wide variety of languages, to reinforce learning and bring the descriptions to life

A Course in Phonetics

Author: Peter Ladefoged,Keith Johnson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177185

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 7067

Providing a broad overview and packed with examples, A COURSE IN PHONETICS, 7e remains the ideal introduction to phonetics-no previous knowledge required! With its reader-friendly writing style, the book introduces concepts of speech production, describes speech in acoustic terms, and teaches practical phonetic skills, including IPA transcription. In addition, expanded sections on acoustic phonetics and speech motor control help readers use tools for digital inspection and manipulation of speech. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Speech Acoustics and Phonetics

Author: Gunnar Fant

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402057466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 4616

Presents an integrated view of the separate stages of the speech chain, covering the production process, speech data analysis, and speech perception. This book contains 19 articles organized in 6 chapters such as: Speech research overview with a historical outline, Speech production and synthesis, The voice source, Speech perception, and Prosody.

Elements of Human Voice

Author: C Julian Chen

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814733911

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 9288

p>This is a self-contained monograph on human voice. It systematically expounds a theory of voice production initiated by Leonhard Euler, through an analysis of large amount of human voice data, especially simultaneously acquired voice signals and electroglottograph signals, as well as temporal variations of pressures directly below and above the vocal folds. Its contents include the physics and physiology of human voice production, parametrical representations of voice signals, and technology applications. Background knowledge on general acoustics and mathematical tools pertinent to quantitative descriptions of human voice are explained in detail. Readers of this monograph include researchers, practitioners and students in the fields of physiology and medicine, acoustics, computer science, telecommunication, acoustic phonetics, and vocal music. Contents: PrefacePhysics and Physiology:Acoustic WavesVoice OrgansExperimental FactsThe Physics of Voice ProductionMathematical Representations:Timbron ExtractionTimbre VectorsWaveform RecoveryApplicationsAppendices:Kramers–Kronig RelationsLaguerre FunctionsBibliographyIndex Readership: Graduate students, academics and professionals in the field of computer science especially voice interface, physiology and medicine especially otolaryngology, linguistics especially phonetics, and vocal music.

Speech Physiology, Speech Perception, and Acoustic Phonetics

Author: Philip Lieberman,Sheila E. Blumstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521313575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 8841

This textbook has been carefully designed to provide a thorough introduction to the study of speech. It assumes no technical background, and students from a wide variety of disciplines contributing to this new and exciting field will find the exposition fully accessible. Each chapter progresses from simple examples to more detailed discussions of recent primary research and concludes with stimulating problem sets. All topics essential for a basic understanding of the field are included: the physiological, biological, and neurological bases of speech; the physics of sound; the source-filter theory of speech production; and the underlying principles of electrical and computer models of speech production.

Phonetic Analysis of Speech Corpora

Author: Jonathan Harrington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405141697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 403

View: 6327

An accessible introduction to the phonetic analysis of speech corpora, this workbook-style text provides an extensive set of exercises to help readers develop the necessary skills to design and carry out experiments in speech research. Offers the first step-by-step treatment of advanced techniques in experimental phonetics using speech corpora and downloadable software, including the R programming language Introduces methods of analyzing phonetically-labelled speech corpora, with the goal of testing hypotheses that often arise in experimental phonetics and laboratory phonology Incorporates an extensive set of exercises and answers to reinforce the techniques introduced Accessibly written with easy-to-follow computer commands and spectrograms of speech Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/harrington, which includes illustrations, video tutorials, appendices, and downloadable speech corpora for testing purposes. Discusses techniques in digital speech processing and in structuring and querying annotations from speech corpora Includes substantial coverage of analysis, including measuring gestural synchronization using EMA, the acoustics of vowels, consonant overlap using EPG, spectral analysis of fricatives and obstruents, and the probabilistic classification of acoustic speech data

An Introduction to the Science of Phonetics

Author: Nigel Hewlett,Janet Mackenzie Beck

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805838688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

View: 1372

There are virtually no texts available that contain coverage of phonetics, speech acoustics, speech production, and hearing. The authors have designed courses in which they have taught these elements together. The Speech and Hearing Sciences need to be integrated for a full understanding of Phonetic Science, and generations of students have benefitted from this approach. Though the audience for this book will be mainly students in the Speech Sciences, it will also be valuable to any students studying hearing science and acoustics. The book is well supported with figures, tables, and practice boxes with experiments. The book is designed as an introduction to the scientific study of speech. No prior knowledge of phonetics is assumed. As far as mathematical knowlege is concerned, all that is assumed is a knowledge of simple arithmetic and as far as possible concepts are dealt with on an intuitive rather than mathematical level. The anatomical material is all fully explained and illustrated. The book is arranged in four parts. Part 1, Basic Principles, provides an introduction to established phonetic theory and to the principles of phonetic analysis and description, including phonetic transcription. Part 2, Acoustic Phonetics, considers the physical nature of speech sounds as they pass through the air between speaker and hearer. It includes sections on temporal measurement, fundamental frequency, spectra and spectrograms. Part 3, Auditory Phonetics, covers the anatomy of the ear and the perception of loudness, pitch and quality. The final part, Part 4, covers the articulatory production of speech, and shows how experimental techniques and tools can enhance our understanding of the complexities of speech production.

Phonetic Data Analysis

An Introduction to Fieldwork and Instrumental Techniques

Author: Peter Ladefoged

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631232698

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

View: 9706

Describing how people talk requires recording and analyzing phonetic data. This is true for researchers investigating the variant pronunciations of street names in Los Angeles, missionaries translating the Bible into a little-known tongue, and scholars obtaining data from a carefully controlled group in a laboratory experiment. Phonetic Data Analysis examines the procedures involved in describing the sounds of a language and illustrates the basic techniques of experimental phonetics, most of them requiring little more than a tape recorder, a video camera, and a computer. This book enables readers to work with a speaker in a classroom setting or to go out into the field and make their own discoveries about how the sounds of a language are made. Peter Ladefoged, one of the world’s leading phoneticians, introduces the experimental phonetic techniques for describing the major phonetic characteristics of any language. Throughout the book there are also comments, written in a more anecdotal fashion, on Ladefoged’s own fieldwork.

Principles of Phonetics

Author: John Laver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521456555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 707

View: 1584

Comprehensive textbook on phonetics, with examples from over 500 languages.

The Acoustics of Crime

The New Science of Forensic Phonetics

Author: Harry Hollien

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489906738

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

View: 782

There are many reasons for writing a book; this one was conceived and devel oped mainly for two. First, a new area has emerged from within the forensic sciences-that of forensic phonetics. As with all new specialties, it is necessary to define it, identify its boundaries, justify its importance and compile a list of the elements it encompasses. This book attempts to outline these several rela tionships. Second, over the past decade I have become fascinated with forensics in general and the rapidly expanded subarea of forensic phonetics in particular. Admittedly, the latter field is one that is not as yet sufficiently appreciated-and much more needs to be known about its nature and extent. Yet, I have found it to be a most enjoyable area of study and my attempts to describe its domains were quite informative. It was especially interesting to struggle with the interfaces between forensic phonetics and related fields, and discover how they overlap. Only a few comments will be made about the book's contents here in the preface. For one thing, they are described in some detail in the first chapter.

The Speech Chain

The Physics And Biology Of Spoken Language

Author: Dr. Peter B. Denes,Dr. Elliot N. Pinson

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787200779

Category: Science

Page: 132

View: 8048

Originally published in 1963, The Speech Chain has been regarded as the classic, easy-to-read introduction to the fundamentals and complexities of speech communication. It provides a foundation for understanding the essential aspects of linguistics, acoustics and anatomy, and explores research and development into digital processing of speech and the use of computers for the generation of artificial speech and speech recognition. This interdisciplinary account will prove invaluable to students with little or no previous exposure to the study of language.


Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception

Author: Henning Reetz,Allard Jongman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444358545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 7698

Companion website, featuring additional resources such as sound files, can be found here: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/phonetics/ Providing a comprehensive overview of the four primary areas of phonetics, Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception is an ideal guide to the complete study of speech and sound. An accessible but in-depth introductory textbook on the basic concepts of phonetics Covers all four areas of phonetics: transcription, production, acoustics, and perception Offers uniquely thorough coverage of related relevant areas, including vocal fold vibration and the working of the ear, creating an engagingly flexible work for instructors Includes chapter-by-chapter exercises, enabling students to put their knowledge into practice Written in a clear and concise style by two of the field’s leading scholars