Speech and Voice Science

Third Edition

Alison Behrman

Details: 482 pages, 2-Color, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-935-4

© 2018

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Speech and Voice Science, Third Edition is the only textbook to provide comprehensive and detailed information on both voice source and vocal tract contributions to speech production. Because the writing style is user-friendly for all levels of students, instructors report using this book for a wide variety of courses, including undergraduate and graduate courses in acoustic phonetics, speech science, instrumentation, and voice disorders. Heavily revised and updated, this third edition offers multiple new resources for instructors and students to enhance classroom learning and active student participation. At the same time, this revised textbook provides flexibility to allow instructors to construct a classroom learning experience that best suits their course objectives.

Key Features

  • A highly readable writing style that allows students to grasp difficult concepts
  • Heavily illustrated to enhance information provided in the text
  • Each chapter includes section study questions to help students make sure that they are focusing on key concepts
  • Sidebars throughout the text provide a deeper dive into related topics

New to the Third Edition

  • A newly designed two-color interior provides increased readability
  • Seven Clinical cases are now included throughout the book to help students apply speech science principles to clinical practice
  • A new chapter addresses Speech Prosody with updated and expanded coverage of the acoustic properties that contribute to stress, prominence, and speech rhythm and the clinical relevance of acoustic measurement of prosody
  • A new chapter on Instrumentation covers basic information on digital data acquisition, microphones, and recording for clinical and research purposes
  • Reorganization of introductory material provides a new chapter on the Physics of Motion to prepare students to learn about the acoustics of sound waves
  • Forty-nine revised spectrogram figures provide increased clarity of key acoustic features of vowels and consonants
  • A PluralPlus companion website provides new study aids and teaching materials. The site includes the following:
For students:
Study aids such as key terms and review questions for each chapter
- A speech science game for a lighthearted way to help study
-The spectograms from chapters 7, 8 and 9 of the print book allowing students to zoom in and examine specific acoustic features.
For instructors:
- Revised and updated slides for traditional classroom
Classroom learning activities, many focused on group work and discussion, to provide more effective learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students
- Eleven laboratory assignments, using free, downloadable acoustic analysis software, to help students learn difficult concepts through experiential learning

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Contributor
About the Illustrator

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Describing and Explaining Motion
Chapter 3. Sound Waves
Chapter 4. Breathing
Chapter 5. Phonation I: Basic Voice Science
Chapter 6. Phonation II: Measurement and Instrumentation
Chapter 7. The Production and Perception of Vowels
Chapter 8. The Production and Perception of Consonants
Chapter 9. Prosody
Chapter 10. Theories and Models of Speech Production
Chapter 11. Theories of Speech Perception
Chapter 12. Instrumentation
Donald Finan

Appendix A. Measurement Conversions
Appendix B. Reading Passages
Appendix C. Frequencies of the Musical Scale
Appendix D. The International Phonetic Alphabet
Index

Alison Behrman

Alison Behrman, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College/City University of New York, where she teaches courses in speech science, anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, and nonnative accents.

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A PluralPlus companion website includes the following:
For students:
- Study aids such as key terms and review questions for each chapter
- A speech science game for a lighthearted way to help study
- The spectograms from chapters 7, 8 and 9 of the print book allowing students to zoom in and examine specific acoustic features.
For instructors:
- Revised and updated slides for traditional classroom
- Classroom learning activities, many focused on group work and discussion, to provide more effective learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students
- Eleven laboratory assignments, using free, downloadable acoustic analysis software, to help students learn difficult concepts through experiential learning

To access the materials, log in to the website using the URL located inside the front cover of your copy of Speech and Voice Science, Third Edition.

STUDENTS:
To access the student materials, you must register on the companion website and log in using the access code located inside the front cover of your textbook.

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

Email: information@pluralpublishing.com
Tel: 866-758-7251 (toll free) or 858-492-1555

Preclinical Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception

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Thomas J. Hixon, Gary Weismer, Jeannette D. Hoit

Details: 728 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-061-5

© 2020

Release Date: 08/31/2018

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Details: 436 pages, B&W, Spiral Bound, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-063-9

© 2020

Release Date: 08/31/2018

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Details: 448 pages, 2-Color, Hardcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-94488-349-2

© 2018

Release Date: 04/13/2017

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Second Edition

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Details: 240 pages, B&W, Softcover + CD, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-530-1

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Release Date: 03/15/2013