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Speech Characteristics

  • Harry Hollien
Part of the Applied Psycholinguistics and Communication Disorders book series (APCD)

Abstract

The last chapter was organized in such a way as to provide you with a basic introduction to the physical properties of sound. As I explained, a fundamental knowledge of acoustics is very important if you are to understand what has happened to the signal when (1) it is distorted (surveillance), (2) several electronic signatures from the same machine prove inconsistent (tape authentication), (3) a pair of spectra appear to match when in actuality they do not (speaker identification), and so on. In short, acoustic analysis can be employed to explain how messages and other speech information are produced/transmitted, and what can go wrong. Moreover, the electronic transfer of similar types of information tends to parallel these acoustic processes; hence, they are easier to understand if you have some appreciation of acoustics and sound transmission.

Keywords

Hair Cell Soft Palate Eustachian Tube Vocal Tract Speech Sound 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry Hollien
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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