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Author Carré, R., author

Title Speech : a dynamic process / René Carré, Pierre Divenyi, Mohamad Mrayati
Published Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 232 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Speech: results, theories, models -- 2 Perturbation and sensitivity functions -- 3 An efficient acoustic production system -- 4 The Distinctive Region Model (DRM) -- 5 Speech production and the model -- 6 Vowel systems as predicted by the model -- 7 Speech dynamics and the model -- 8 Speech perception viewed from the model -- 9 Epistemological considerations -- 10 Conclusions and perspectives -- Bibliography -- Index of terms -- Author Index
Summary "Speech: A dynamic process takes readers on a rigorous exploratory journey to expose them to the inherently dynamic nature of speech. The book addresses an intriguing question: Based only on physical principles alone, can the exploitation of a simple acoustic tube evolve into an optimal speech production system comparable to the one we possess? In the work presented, the tube is deformed step by step with the sole criterion of expending minimum effort to obtain maximum acoustic variations. At the end of this process, the tube is found divided into distinctive regions and an acoustic space emerges capable of generating speech sounds. Attaching this tube to a model, an inherently dynamic and efficient system is created. In the resulting system, optimal primitive trajectories are seen to naturally exist in the acoustic space and the regions defined in the tube correspond to the main places of articulation for oral vowels and plosive consonants. All this implies that these speech sounds are inherent properties of not only the modeled acoustic tube but also of the human speech production system. This book stands as a valuable resource for accomplished and aspiring speech scientists as well as for other interested persons in search for an introduction to speech acoustics that takes an unconventional path"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis (BISAC Subject Heading)LAN018000
(BISAC Subject Heading)TEC001000: TEC001000 TECHNOLOGY / Acoustics & Sound
(Produktform)Electronic book text
(Produktrabattgruppe)PR: rabattbeschränkt/Bibliothekswerke
(Zielgruppe)Fachpublikum/ Wissenschaft
Speech, Acoustics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Speech -- physiology.
Speech Perception.
Voice -- physiology.
Speech processing systems.
Speech -- Physiological aspects.
Voice -- Physiological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Divenyi, Pierre, 1937- author
Mrayati, Mohamad, author
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