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Title: Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech
Subtitle: Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, and the Expectations of a High-Tech Society
Written By: Joanna Hart Lowenstein
Series Title: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

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.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415976049
ISBN-13: 9780415976046
Pages: 160
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00