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Speech and Language - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126086065, 9781483219943

Speech and Language, Volume 6

1st Edition

Advances in Basic Research and Practice

Editor: Norman J. Lass
eBook ISBN: 9781483219943
Hardcover ISBN: 9780126086065
Paperback ISBN: 9781483206516
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th March 1982
Page Count: 494
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Previous Volumes

Auditory Discrimination: Evaluation and Intervention

I. Introduction

II. Auditory Discrimination: Evaluation

III. Auditory Discrimination: Intervention

IV. Summary


Evaluation and Treatment of Auditory Deficits in Adult Brain-Damaged Patients

I. Introduction

II. Historical Interest in the Auditory Processing Deficits in Brain-Damaged Adults

III. Considerations Applicable to the Assessment of Auditory Disorders

IV. Treatment Planning for Patients with Auditory Processing Deficits

V. Some Suggestions for the Future

VI. Summary


A Pragmatic Approach to Phonological Systems of Deaf Speakers

I. Introduction

II. Methods of Data Acquisition in Research on Deaf Speech

III. A Functional Taxonomy of Phonological Errors in Deaf Speakers

IV. Vowel and Suprasegmental Errors

V. Conclusions


Speech and Language Characteristics of an Aging Population

I. Introduction

II. Historical Perspective

III. A Theoretical Model of Communication Change in the Aging

IV. Current Research Results

V. The Acoustic Characteristics of an Aging Population

VI. Linguistic Results

VII. Relationships among Acoustic, Perceptual, and Linguistic Characteristics

VIII. Research Needs


Language and Cognitive Assessment of Black Children

I. Introduction

II. Understanding Black English

III. Assessment Principles

IV. Alternative Assessment Strategies

V. Conclusion


Effect of Aberrant Supralaryngeal Vocal Tracts on Transfer Function

I. Introduction

II. Description of Patient Population

III. Acoustical Studies

IV. Assessment of Current Status


The Human Tongue: Normal Structure and Function and Associated Pathologies

I. Introduction

II. Comparative Anatomy

III. Developmental Anatomy

IV. Muscles

V. Innervation

VI. Blood Supply

VII. Gustatory System

VIII. Physiology

IX. Pathologies

X. Syndromes

XI. Concluding Remarks


From an Acoustic Stream to a Phonological Representation: The Perception of Fluent Speech

I. Phonetic Perception

II. The Question of Units

III. Modeling the Perception of Fluent Speech

IV. Conclusion


Estimation of Glottal Volume Velocity Waveform Properties: A Review and Study of Some Methodological Assumptions

I. Introduction

II. Part 1: A Review of Methods Used to Estimate Glottal Volume Velocity Waveform Properties

III. Part 2: An Evaluation of the Uniformity Assumption Underlying the Reflectionless Tube Method




Speech and Language: Volume 6, Advances in Basic Research and Practice is a collection of papers that discusses pathology, theories, and clinical issues related to language and speech. Some papers describe auditory discrimination and intervention techniques for articulatory defects, assessment of auditory disorders, phonological systems of deaf speakers, as well as speech and language characteristics of aging persons. Other papers discuss issues in language and cognitive assessment of black children, distortions of the supralaryngeal vocal tract, the structure of the human tongue, transformation of the acoustic signal into speech, and methods to estimate glottal volume velocity waveform properties. One paper suggests guidelines that investigators should be aware of before giving any speech discriminating tests. These guidelines include the following: use of age appropriate tests, use of culturally unbiased tests, adaption of intrapersonal testing procedures, and utilization of recorded stimulus presentation. Another paper reviews auditory processing deficits associated with brain damage and the considerations applicable to the assessment of such disorders. It also suggests treatment planning. One paper concludes that the phonological structure of a fluent speech requires that the listener employ higher level sources of knowledge while making phonetic decisions. Linguists, speech pathologists., psychologists, speech therapists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, and neurolinguists will find the collection highly relevant.


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About the Editor

Norman J. Lass