Phonetic Science for Clinical Practice

Second Edition

Kathy J. Jakielski, Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann

Details: 327 pages, Two-Color, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-405-7

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Phonetic Science for Clinical Practice, Second Edition is designed to serve as an introductory, one-term textbook for undergraduate phonetics courses in communication sciences and disorders. The text introduces the fundamental tool of transcription, the International Phonetic Alphabet, while also presenting the science underlying that set of symbols. The goal of this text is to teach students how to think about the data being transcribed—in other words, how to think like a phonetician. Every chapter begins with learning objectives and an “Applied Science” feature, which presents a research- or clinical-based question that can be answered by applying the phonetic science concepts covered in that chapter. By the end of the chapter, students will revisit the question and be asked to solve the problem posed. Students studying communication sciences and disorders, practicing speech-language pathologists, and audiologists will be more successful in their clinical work if they understand the science that underlies the tool of transcription. Each chapter also offers several diverse clinical examples to review the application of concepts covered.

Key Features

  • Focused on practical, clinical application and the information needed for clinical practice
  • “Did You Get It?” comprehension checks on the material throughout each chapter
  • “Applied Science” sections at the beginning and end each chapter to increase students’ curiosity about the topic of the chapter, concluding with real-world clinical solutions
  • Flashcards for phonetic transcription practice

New to the Second Edition

  • Transcription readiness quiz (Chapter 1) with accompanying tutorials
  • New information about disordered speech and developmental speech errors that affect consonants (Chapter 7) and new section about developmental speech errors that affect vowels (Chapter 8)
  • 12 new audio case studies that students can use to practice transcribing errors in typical speech development
  • 12 new video case studies that students can use to practice transcribing disordered speech
  • Quiz for students who have previously completed a phonetics course, so instructors can assess their retention of phonetics knowledge and skills

PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials

  • For instructors: PowerPoint lecture slides, exam review slides, chapter reviews, test bank, course syllabus/calendar, a self-assessment quiz for students to take prior to starting the course, an assessment quiz to test phonetics knowledge and skills during the course, videos with phonetic transcription tutorial
  • For students: audio files for IPA symbols and particular words with audio map, glossary eFlashcards, mnemonic flashcards, list of related resources, printable study aids, spectrograms, transcription readiness quiz with tutorials

Foreword
Preface

How to Use This Book

Chapter 1 Introduction to Phonetic Science

The Study of Speech: Phonetics and Phonology
The Sounds of Speech: Phonemes, Phones, and Allophones
The Written Representation of Speech: Orthographic and Phonetic Symbols

Orthographic Symbols: The Latin Alphabet
Phonetic Symbols: The International Phonetic Alphabet

The Registers of Speech
Seeing Letters, but Hearing Sounds
The Phonotactic Structure of Speech
Consonants and Vowels by Position
Contrastive, Linguistic, and Grammatical Stress
Setting Yourself Up for Success: A Phonetic Transcription Readiness Quiz
Putting It All Together
References
Interest Piqued?

Print Resources
Online Resources

Did You Get It? Answer Key

Chapter 2 Articulatory Phonetics of Consonants

Consonants in American English
Anatomical Processes of the Speech System

Respiratory Process
Phonatory Process
Resonatory Process
Oro-Nasal Process
Articulatory Process
Sonorant and Obstruent Sounds

Cognates
Consonant Place Classes in American English

Bilabial
Labiodental
Interdental
Alveolar
Post-Alveolar
Alveopalatal
Palatal
Velar
Glottal
Summary of Articulatory Place

Consonant Manner Classes in American English

Stops
Nasals
Glides
Fricatives
Affricates
Liquids
Summary of Articulatory Manner

Putting It All Together
Did You Get It? Answer Key

Chapter 3 Articulatory Phonetics of Vowels

Introduction to Vowels
English Vowels: Sounds Versus Spelling
Consonants Versus Vowels

Similarities and Differences in the Use of the Vocal Tract for Consonants and Vowels

Visualizing Place of Articulation: The Vowel Quadrilateral
Types of English Vowels

Monophthong Vowels: Steady-State Production
Diphthong Vowels: Dynamic Movement
Rhotic Vowels: Static Versus Dynamic Movement Involving R-Colorings

Articulatory Dimension of Vowels

Tongue Height
Tongue Advancement
Lip Rounding
Tenseness

Diphthong and Triphthong Vowel Categories

Rhotic Vowels: Monophthongs, Diphthongs, and Triphthongs
Description of English Vowel Phonemes: Monophthongs and Diphthongs
Monophthong Vowels: Articulation, Phonetic Symbols, and Key Words
Phonemic Diphthongs
Rhotic Vowels: Articulation, Phonetic Symbols, and Key Words

Summary
Putting It All Together
Interest Piqued?

Print Resources
Online Resources

Did You Get It? Answer Key

Chapter 4 Broad and Narrow Phonetic Transcription

Phonetic Transcription: Approaches, Types, and Systems of Representation

Approaches to Phonetic Transcription
Types of Phonetic Transcription
Systems of Phonetic Representation

Broad Segmental Phonetic Transcription

Strategies to Employ
Errors to Avoid

Narrow Segmental Phonetic Transcription

Two Frequently Produced Consonant Allophones
Introduction to Diacritical Marks
Diacritical Marks Applied to Consonants
Diacritical Marks Applied to Vowels

Suprasegmental Diacritical Marks

Diacritical Marks for Stress

Diacritical Marks for Clinical Populations

Airstream Mechanism Diacritic for Disordered Speech
Primary Place of Articulation Diacritics for Disordered Speech
Secondary Place of Articulation Diacritics for Disordered Speech
Manner of Articulation Diacritics for Disordered Speech

Putting It All Together
Summary
Interest Piqued?

Print Resources
Online Resources

Did You Get It? Answer Key

Chapter 5 Suprasegmental Features of Speech

Verbal Communication
Stress
Intonation
Prosody
Putting It All Together
References
Interest Piqued?

Print Resources
Online Resources

Did You Get It? Answer Key

Chapter 6 Acoustic Phonetics

Acoustic Phonetics and Clinical Scientists
Acoustics

Wave Motion
Sound Wave Propagation

Sound Waves and Vocal Fold Vibration
Waveforms

Determining Fundamental Frequency on a Waveform
Fourier Analysis
Identifying Types of Sounds on a Waveform

Spectrum of a Sound Wave

Source-Filter Theory
Vowel Differences

Spectrograms

Vowel Identity
Identifying Consonants
Identifying Words and Phrases
Types of Spectrographic Analysis

Putting It All Together
References
Interest Piqued?

Print Resources
Online Resources

Did You Get It? Answer Key

Chapter 7 Linguistic Phonetics and Phonology of Consonants

Phonetics and Phonology
Speech as a Connected Unit
Determining the Status of Speech Sounds in a Language
Syllabicity
The Components of Syllables
Patterns for Allophones in Consonant Coarticulation in Typical Speech

Stops
Fricatives
Affricates
Nasals
Approximants

Developmental Error Patterns Affecting Consonants

Transcribing Typically-Developing Speech

Error Patterns in Consonant Coarticulation in Disordered Speech

Cases in Pediatric Speech Sound Disorders

Putting It All Together
Interest Piqued?

Print Resources
Online Resources

Did You Get It? Answer Key

Chapter 8 Linguistic Phonetics and Phonology of Vowels

Vowel Phonological Patterns
Vowel Allophones in Multisyllabic Words

Stressed Versus Unstressed Syllables
Nonphonemic Diphthongs

Tense Versus Lax Vowels
Phonological Patterns for Vowels

Vowel Length
Vowel Reduction in Unstressed Syllables
Voiceless Vowels
Vowel Nasalization
Vowel Retraction

Rhotic Versus Nonrhotic Dialects of English
Developmental Error Patterns Affecting Vowels
Putting It All Together
Interest Piqued?

Print Resources

Did You Get It? Answer Key

Chapter 9 Beyond General American English: Speech Possibilities Within and Across Languages

Speech Possibilities
The World’s Languages and Speakers of Them

Dialect Versus Language
English
Bilingualism

Speech Sounds Across Languages

Consonants
Summary of Consonant Possibilities
Vowels
Tongue Height, Advancement, Tenseness, and Rounding
Syllable-Level Differences

Language Complexity
Putting It All Together
References
Interest Piqued?

Print Resources
Online Resources

Did You Get It? Answer Key

Glossary
Mnemonic Flashcards

Index

Kathy J. Jakielski

Kathy J. Jakielski, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. With phonetic science undergirding all her work, she has over 40 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with severe speech impairment, and over 30 years of research experience in genetic bases, differential diagnosis, and intervention efficacy on children with speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech. Most importantly, she taught an introduction to phonetics course to undergraduate students continuously for over 25 years. After retiring from academia in the summer of 2022, she and her husband moved to Cambodia to work as full-time volunteers for several non-governmental organizations. Always the phonetics student, she now spends her free time trying to accurately transcribe, understand, and speak Khmer.

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Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann

Christina E. Gildersleeve-Neumann, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is Professor and Department Chair in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She first fell in love with phonetics when she was an undergraduate majoring in German, discovering how a set of symbols could capture the spoken similarities and differences between the many languages she was dabbling in then. This fascination with sound carried her through a first career in international education, later becoming her focus as a graduate student discovering the field of communication sciences and disorders. She has now spent 27 years as a speech-language pathologist and 23 years as a professor, focusing her research, clinical, and academic expertise on speech sound development and disorders in monolingual and bilingual children. The first class she ever taught was phonetics, and it remains her favorite to this day.

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Phonetic Science for Clinical Practice Bundle (Textbook and Workbook)

This bundle includes the 'Phonetic Science for Clinical Practice, Second Edition textbook and companion transcription and application workbook.  The books are intended to serve as an introductory, one-term resource for undergraduate phonetics courses in communication sciences and disorders.


The textbook begins by introducing the fundamental tool of transcription-the International Phonetic Alphabet-while also presenting the science underlying that set of symbols. The goal of this text is to teach students how to think about the data being transcribed-in other words, how to think like a phonetician. Every chapter begins with Learning Objectives and an Applied Science problem and question-a research- or clinical-based question that can be answered by applying the phonetic science concepts covered in that chapter. By the end of the chapter, students will revisit the question and be asked to solve the problem posed. Students studying communication sciences and disorders and practicing speech-language pathologists or audiologists will be more successful in their clinical work if they understand the science that underlies the tool of transcription. In each chapter there are also several diverse clinical examples to review the application of concepts covered.
 

The workbook allows students to practice phonetic transcription and includes a variety of practice exercises such as fill-in-the-blank, short-answer, and multiple creative transcription activities. The questions are closely connected to the textbook, allowing students to review chapter material and quiz themselves in an efficient manner.


Both books in the bundle come with access to supplementary materials on a PluralPlus companion website. See the inside front covers of each book for instructions.


Below are links to more information about each book.

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Phonetic Science for Clinical Practice comes with access to supplementary student and instructor resources on a PluralPlus companion website.

The companion website is located at: https://www.pluralpublishing.com/publication/pscp2e

STUDENTS:

The student resources include audio files for IPA symbols and particular words with audio map, glossary eFlashcards, mnemonic flashcards, list of related resources, printable study aids, spectrograms, transcription readiness quiz.
To access the student resources, you must register on the companion website and log in using the access code located in the front of your textbook.

INSTRUCTORS:

The instructor resources include PowerPoint lecture slides, exam review slides, student self-assessment quiz, chapter reviews, a test bank, a course syllabus/calendar, and videos with phonetic transcription tutorial. You will also have access to all of the student resources listed above.

To access the instructor resources, you must contact Plural Publishing, Inc. to be verified as an instructor and receive your access code.

            Email: instructormaterials@pluralpublishing.com

            Tel: 866-758-7251 (toll free) or 858-492-1555

*Note for students: If you have purchased this textbook used or have rented it, your access code will not work if it was already redeemed by the original buyer of the book. Plural Publishing does not offer replacement access codes for used or rented textbooks.

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