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The Physics of Speech

  • Jonathan Harrington
  • Steve Cassidy
Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 8)

Abstract

In order for sounds to be heard, they must be propagated through a medium. The medium is in most cases air, but other substances, such as water, a metal pipe, or a brick wall, can conduct sounds as well. When there is no medium at all, as in a vacuum, sound cannot be conducted.

Keywords

Fundamental Frequency Amplitude Spectrum Vocal Tract Speech Sound Tuning Fork 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Harrington
    • 1
  • Steve Cassidy
    • 1
  1. 1.Speech Hearing and Language Research CentreMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

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