Together with the accompanying two-hour exercise session (?bung) this course gives an overview of the three main areas of Speech Science: speech production, the acoustic structure of speech and speech-sound perception. The topics covered include the anatomy and physiology of speech-sound production; articulation and the symbolic representation of speech; theories of speech-production control; the source-filter model of speech production and the acoustic properties of sound classes; the ear and hearing physiology, theories of speech-sound and speech perception.
Borden, G.L., Harris, K.S. & Raphael, L.J. Speech Science Primer. Physiology, Acoustics and Perception of Speech. (3rd edition). Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1994.
Kent, R.D. The Speech Sciences. San Diego, London: Singular Publishing Group, 1997.