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Speech Motor Control - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080288925, 9781483190457

Speech Motor Control

1st Edition

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

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Editors: Sten Grillner B. Lindblom J. Lubker
eBook ISBN: 9781483190457
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 298
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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


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1st January 1982
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About the Editors

Sten Grillner

Affiliations and Expertise

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

B. Lindblom

J. Lubker

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