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Speech and Language - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126086041, 9781483219929

Speech and Language, Volume 4

1st Edition

Advances in Basic Research and Practice

Editor: Norman J. Lass
Paperback ISBN: 9781483206493
eBook ISBN: 9781483219929
Hardcover ISBN: 9780126086041
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1980
Page Count: 406
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Previous Volumes

Nonlinguistic and Linguistic Processing in Normally Developing and Language-Disordered Children

I. Introduction

II. Descriptions of Nonlinguistic and Linguistic Development

III. Linguistic and Nonlinguistic Patterns of Language-Disordered Children

IV. Conclusions


Phonological Development during the First Year of Life

I. Stages of Phonological Development

II. Discussion


Speech Fluency and Its Development in Normal Children

I. Introduction

II. Pauses and Hesitations

III. Rate

IV. Stress

V. Duration of Sounds

VI. Coarticulation

VII. Effort

VIII. Conclusion

IX. Clinical Implications


Speech Production Models as Related to the Concept of Apraxia of Speech

I. The Speech Production Process: Two Methodological Approaches

II. Speech Production Models

III. Apraxia of Speech

IV. Mixed Model of Speech Production

V. Summary


Aspects of Speech and Orthognathic Surgery

I. Introduction

II. Orthognathic Surgery and Fundamental Frequency of Voice (F0)

III. Articulatory Compensation of the Tongue

IV. Jaw Movement and Orthognathic Surgery

V. Aspects of Acoustics and Orthognathic Surgery

VI. Summary


Velopharyngeal Function: A Spatial-Temporal Model

I. Introduction

II. Mechanisms of Velar Control

III. The Effects of Phonetic Content

IV. The Effects of Phonetic Context

V. A Spatial-Temporal Model of Velar Function

VI. Appendix


Variations in the Supraglottal Air Pressure Waveform and Their Articulatory Interpretation

I. Introduction

II. Procedures

III. Results

IV. Discussion

V. Summary

VI. Appendix A: Details Concerning Simulation of the Model

VII. Appendix B: Input Variables for Simulations Numbers 1-22

VIII. Appendix C: Predicted Output Variables for Simulations

Numbers 1-22




Speech and Language: Volume 4, Advances in Basic Research and Practice is a collection of papers that deals with the theories, clinical issues, and pathology of language and speech. Several papers discuss nonlinguistic and linguistic processing in children, phonological development in infants, and the development of speech fluency in children. Other papers examine the four major speech production models, the physiological and acoustical aspects of speech adaptation, spatial-temporal model of velopharyngeal function, and variations in the supraglottal air pressure waveform. One paper notes the relationships of two systems of development as follows: language development is dependent upon cognitive products and cognitive development is dependent upon language development. Such relationship leads to the hypotheses that language and cognitive developments are independent, are interdependent, and are both dependent upon some X abilities. One paper suggests that speech clinicians should have as a goal the achievement of speech that is as normal as possible in all respects, and not just for patients to sound normal. The collection will benefit linguists, ethnologists, psychologists, speech therapists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, neurolinguists, or speech pathologists.


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Norman J. Lass