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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Speech Motor Control in Normal and Disordered Speech
Edited By: Ben Maassen
Raymond D Kent
Herman F. Peters
Pascal H.H.M. van Lieshout
Wouter Hulstijn
URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/?view=usa&ci=0198526261
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Speaking is one of the most complex skills that humans perform. In our everyday communication, we transfer sentences, concepts, thoughts, and ideas. How though, is the speaker able to convert these into movements of the speech apparatus? These speech movements are the observable end product, but what neurological, psycholinguistic, and perceptual-motor processes lie behind their production?

To fully understand speech disorders, such as stuttering, apraxia of speech, and Parkinsonian dysarthria, the disruptions in this complex interplay are highly relevant. Equally important is the question of how the infant develops from random babbling to precisely controlled production of words, syllables, and phonemes.

This volume presents state of the art research in the science of speech motor control and speech disorders. All the chapters take a fundamental, model-oriented perspective, as introduced in the first section of the volume. Further topics covered in this book are: brain imaging studies and the rapid progression in comprehending neural mechanisms; developmental studies revealing perceptual-motor continuities and discontinuities; psycholinguistic experimentation showing higher order influences on speech motor control; and recent notions and applications to the understanding of speech disorders.

This will be an important volume for all those involved in speech research and speech pathology, including those from the disciplines of psychology, neurology, and ENT.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics
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ISBN: 0198526261
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Pages: 484
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