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Title: Speech Production and Perception
Written By: Mark Tatham
Katherine Morton
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403917337
Description:

Most treatments of speech deal with descriptions of sounds and how they
are made. This book goes further: the idea is to develop a framework for a
fully explanatory theory of speech production integrating with speech
perception.
Emphasis is placed on the difference between static models (primarily
descriptive) and dynamic models that attempt to show how the basic
linguistics and phonetics are related in an actual human speaker/listener.

'Tatham and Morton have written an interesting book about speech
production and perception, summing up many of the major results in the
field.' - Peter Ladefoged, Distinguished Professor of Phonetics Emeritus,
UCLA, USA

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403917329
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Pages: 344
Prices: U.K. £ 55

 
 
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ISBN: 1403917337
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 344
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99