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Nato Science Series D:

Speech Production and Speech Modelling

Editors: Hardcastle, W.J., Marchal, Alain (Eds.)

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Speech sound production is one of the most complex human activities: it is also one of the least well understood. This is perhaps not altogether surprising as many of the complex neurological and physiological processes involved in the generation and execution of a speech utterance remain relatively inaccessible to direct investigation, and must be inferred from careful scrutiny of the output of the system -from details of the movements of the speech organs themselves and the acoustic consequences of such movements. Such investigation of the speech output have received considerable impetus during the last decade from major technological advancements in computer science and biological transducing, making it possible now to obtain large quantities of quantative data on many aspects of speech articulation and acoustics relatively easily. Keeping pace with these advancements in laboratory techniques have been developments in theoretical modelling of the speech production process. There are now a wide variety of different models available, reflecting the different disciplines involved -linguistics, speech science and technology, engineering and acoustics. The time seems ripe to attempt a synthesis of these different models and theories and thus provide a common forum for discussion of the complex problem of speech production. Such an activity would seem particularly timely also for those colleagues in speech technology seeking better, more accurate phonetic models as components in their speech synthesis and automatic speech recognition systems.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Organization of the Articulatory System: Peripheral Mechanisms and Central Coordination

    Pages 1-22

    Gentil, Michèle (et al.)

  • Respiratory Activity in Speech

    Pages 23-53

    Ohala, John J.

  • Acquisition of Speech Production: The Achievement of Segmental Independence

    Pages 55-68

    MacNeilage, Peter F. (et al.)

  • Segmental Reduction in Connected Speech in German: Phonological Facts and Phonetic Explanations

    Pages 69-92

    Kohler, K. J.

  • V-C-V Lingual Coarticulation and Its Spatiotemporal Domain

    Pages 93-130

    Farnetani, E.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Speech Production and Speech Modelling
Editors
  • W.J. Hardcastle
  • Alain Marchal
Series Title
Nato Science Series D:
Series Volume
55
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2037-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2037-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0746-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7414-8
Series ISSN
0258-123X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 448
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