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LINGUIST List 19.1730

Fri May 30 2008

Books: Applied Linguistics/Phonetics: Lowenstein

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        1.    Francesca Filippelli, Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech: Lowenstein


Message 1: Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech: Lowenstein
Date: 29-May-2008
From: Francesca Filippelli <francesca.filippellitaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech: Lowenstein
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Title: Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech
Subtitle: Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, and the Expectations of a High-Tech Society
Series Title: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
Published: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/Artificial-Hearing-Natural-Speech-isbn9780415976046

Author: Joanna Hart Lowenstein
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415976046 Pages: 160 Price: U.S. $ 140.00
Abstract:

This book explores the interface between speech perception and production
through a longitudinal acoustic analysis of the speech of postlingually
deaf adults with cochlear implants (electrode and computer prostheses for
the inner ear in cases of nerve deafness). The methodology is based on the
work of Joseph Perkell at MIT, replicating and extending analysis to
subjects with modern digital cochlear implants and processor technology.
Lowenstein also examines how cochlear implants are portrayed in dramatic
and documentary television programs, the scientific accuracy of those
portrayals, and what expectations might be taken away by viewers,
particularly given modern society's view that technology can overcome the
frailties of the human body.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Phonetics

Written In: English (eng )

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