© 1981

Fundamental Frequency in Sentence Production


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. William E. Cooper, John M. Sorensen
    Pages 1-27
  3. William E. Cooper, John M. Sorensen
    Pages 28-100
  4. William E. Cooper, John M. Sorensen
    Pages 101-143
  5. William E. Cooper, John M. Sorensen
    Pages 144-157
  6. William E. Cooper, John M. Sorensen
    Pages 158-163
  7. William E. Cooper, John M. Sorensen
    Pages 164-183
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 184-213

About this book


The scientific study of speech production has been undertaken within a variety of disciplines, including linguistics, physiology, physical acoustics, and psychology, among others. In recent years, it has become possible to combine the knowledge accumulated within these separate disciplines to gain more insight into the nature of this complex human activity. Here, we apply an interdisciplinary focus to one of the most widely discussed and poorly under­ stood aspects of the speech signal. This study of fundamental voice frequency involves a mixture of linguistics, physical acoustics, and psychology. The rele­ vant aspects of each discipline are introduced in Chapter 1 so that readers with minimal background in at least one of these areas should be able to compre­ hend much of the whole. This book is written primarily as an original research treatise rather than as a review of the literature. However, many previous studies of fundamental fre­ quencyare discussed here, and the book should serve as both a reference source and a supplementary text in courses on speech communication taught within a number of disciplines. Because of the complexity of Fo patterns, graphical displays of the results playa particularly important role in this presentation. While the results of each experiment are summarized and discussed verbally within the text, the graphical displays, by comparison, represent a more inte­ gral part of this book than is often the case in treatments of speech production.


Gesprochene Sprache Sprachpsychologie acoustics linguistics psychology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology and Social RelationsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc.CambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fundamental Frequency in Sentence Production
  • Authors W. E. Cooper
    J. M. Sorensen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90510-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-8095-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-8093-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 213
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Linguistics, general
    Psychology, general
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