Speech and Language

Speech and Language

Advances in Basic Research and Practice

1st Edition - January 1, 1984

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  • Editor: Norman J. Lass
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219998

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Speech and Language: Advances in Basic Research and Practice, Volume 11 contains articles that discuss a wide range of topics on speech and language processes and pathologies. This volume is comprised of six contributions on a wide variety of topics on speech and language. The book begins with an examination of approaches to aphasia diagnostics from both a medical and nonmedical perspective. Subsequent chapters cover topics on acoustic-phonetic descriptions of speech production in speakers with cleft palate and other velopharyngeal disorders; the role of infant vocalizations as they relate to subsequent speech and language development; pitch phenomena and applications in electrolarynx speech; and practical applications of neuroanatomy. The final chapter presents the employment of studies of temporal coordination to understand the development of motor control in speech and to provide a basis for testing theories on the development of speech as a motor skill. Linguists, speech pathologists, and researchers on language development will find the book very insightful and informative.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Contemporary Aphasia Diagnostics

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Background

    III. Aphasia Testing Post-1960

    IV. Where Have the Tests Taken Us?

    V. Human Neuropsychology and Aphasia

    VI. Neurodiagnostics: Neurological Diagnosis and Aphasia

    VII. Conclusions and Projections


    Acoustic-Phonetic Descriptions of Speech Production in Speakers with Cleft Palate and Other Velopharyngeal Disorders

    I. Introduction

    II. Velopharyngeal Incompetence

    III. Linguistic and Phonetic Considerations of Velopharyngeal Function

    IV. Speech Motor Control Considerations Related to Velopharyngeal Function

    V. Speech Patterns Associated with Velopharyngeal Incompetence

    VI. Prespeech and Early Speech Development in Children with Velopharyngeal Incompetence

    VII. Basic Acoustic Effects of Nasalization

    VIII. General Spectrographic Correlates of Velopharyngeal Incompetence

    IX. Summary


    Implications of Infant Vocalizations for Assessing Phonological Disorders

    I. Introduction and Purpose

    II. Methods of Studying Infant Vocalizations

    III. Transcription-Based Observations of Phonetic Development

    IV. Phonetic Development Based on Acoustic Analysis

    V. Metaphonological Observations of Phonetic Development

    VI. Directions for Future Research

    VII. Summary and Conclusions


    A Study of Pitch Phenomena and Applications in Electrolarynx Speech

    I. Introduction

    II. Toward a Model of Sentence Melody: Basic Assumptions

    III. Alaryngeal Speech

    IV. Evaluation of Intonated versus Monotonous Electrolarynx Speech

    V. Implications for Further Research and Practical Application

    VI. Appendix


    The Practical Applications of Neuroanatomy for the Speech-Language Pathologist

    I. Introduction

    II. Neuroanatomy

    III. Neurological Considerations for the Speech-Language Pathologist

    IV. Concluding Remarks


    On the Development of Motor Control in Speech: Evidence from Studies of Temporal Coordination

    I. Introduction

    II. Prosody in Speech Perception and Production

    III. The Contribution of Studies of Temporal Coordination to Understanding the Development of Motor Control in Speech

    IV. Some Basic Assumptions about the Development of Speech

    V. Acoustic-Phonetic and Neuromotor Influences on the Development of Temporally Coordinated Speech

    VI. Two Strategies for Learning to Produce Clusters of Consonants Fluently

    VII. Toward a Theory of the Developing Motor Control of Speech

    VIII. Directions for Research

    IX. Some Unresolved Issues



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  • No. of pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219998

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Norman J. Lass

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