Speech Production

  • Manfred R. Schroeder
Part of the Springer Series in Information Sciences book series (SSINF, volume 35)


Compared to something sound and simple, such as getting a playground swing to oscillate, speech production is a mess. Not just the subtle thought that should precede the speech act, even the purely physical and physiological processes of speech production are difficult to comprehend. Everything, but the teeth, that is involved in forming the sounds of speech — the glottis, the tongue, the soft palate, the lips — is soft, both in biological consistency and algorithmic determinacy of articulatory features. The production of a human utterance, from mental intent to emitted sound wave, is utterly complex — a truly elaborate production.


Vocal Cord Speech Signal Formant Frequency Speech Production Vocal Tract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred R. Schroeder
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  1. 1.Drittes Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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