Speech Motor Control

Speech Motor Control

Proceedings of an International Symposium on Speech Motor Control, Held at the Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm, May 11 and 12, 1981

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Editors: Sten Grillner, B. Lindblom, J. Lubker
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190457

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Wenner-Gren Center International Symposium Series, Volume 36: Speech Motor Control covers the papers presented at an interdisciplinary conference on Speech Motor Control, held at the Wenner-Gren Center in Stockholm on May 11 to 12, 1981. The book focuses on the methodologies, approaches, processes, and techniques employed in speech motor control. The selection first offers information on the interdisciplinary challenge of speech motor control and analogies between central motor programs for speech and for limb movements. Discussions focus on regulation of cerebral motor cortex output by afferent input, goal-orientation and voluntary movement, interaction of transcortical and segmental reflexes, plasticity of speech gestures, and the task of the speech motor system. The text then takes a look at speech production mechanisms in aphasia and functional landscapes in the cerebral cortex related to speech, as well as motor errors and phonetic transcription studies and correlational analysis of consonant preferences in infants, languages, and aphasic errors. The publication ponders on functional landscapes in the cerebral cortex related to speech; comment on the partial roles of the cerebral hemispheres for speech; and speech breathing kinematics and mechanism inferences. The text also ponders on the aspects of voice production and motor control, vocal fold kinesiology, and oral mechanoreceptors. The text is a dependable reference for readers interested in speech motor control.

Table of Contents

  • Section I


    Opening Remarks

    The Interdisciplinary Challenge of speech Motor Control

    Section II

    Central Processes

    Analogies Between Central Motor Programs for Speech and for Limb Movements

    Speech Production Mechanisms in Aphasia

    Functional Landscapes in the Cerebral Cortex Related to Speech

    Comment on the Partial Roles of the Cerebral Hemispheres for Speech

    Section III

    Respiration And Phonation

    Speech Breathing Kinematics and Mechanism Inferences therefrom

    Some Aspects of Speech Breathing Physiology

    Aspects of Voice Production and Motor Control

    Vocal Fold Kinesiology

    Some Functional and Histochemical Properties of the Intrinsic Laryngeal Muscles

    Section IV


    Oral Mechanoreceptors

    The Neuromuscular System of the Tongue

    Consideration of Bulbar and Suprabulbar Afferent Influences Upon Speech Motor Coordination and Programming

    Articulatory Targets and Speech Motor Control: A Study of Vowel Production

    Spatio-Temporal Goals: Maturational and Cross-Linguistic Variables

    Possible Analogies in the Control of Innate Motor Acts and the Production of Sound in Speech

    Analogies and Common Features in the Speech and Masticatory Control Systems

    Section V


    Speech Motor Control and Selected Neurologic Disorders

    Phonation Types in Dysarthria

    Some Comments on the Motor Control of Speech

    Section VI

    Concluding Remarks

    Some Remarks from the Viewpoint of Neurophysiology

    Some Remarks from the Viewpoint of Speech Research

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190457

About the Editors

Sten Grillner

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Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

B. Lindblom

J. Lubker

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