1st Edition

Manual of Clinical Phonetics

Edited By

Martin J. Ball

ISBN 9780367336288
Published April 12, 2021 by Routledge
570 Pages 219 Color Illustrations

USD $69.95

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Book Description

This comprehensive collection equips readers with a state-of-the-art description of clinical phonetics and a practical guide on how to employ phonetic techniques in disordered speech analysis.

Divided into four sections, the manual covers the foundations of phonetics, sociophonetic variation and its clinical application, clinical phonetic transcription, and instrumental approaches to the description of disordered speech. The book offers in-depth analysis of the instrumentation used in articulatory, auditory, perceptual, and acoustic phonetics and provides clear instruction on how to use the equipment for each technique as well as a critical discussion of how these techniques have been used in studies of speech disorders.

With fascinating topics such as multilingual sources of phonetic variation, principles of phonetic transcription, speech recognition and synthesis, and statistical analysis of phonetic data, this is the essential companion for students and professionals of phonetics, phonology, language acquisition, clinical linguistics, and communication sciences and disorders.

Table of Contents

         Part I Foundations of clinical phonetics

1. Articulatory phonetics for the speech clinician – Joan Rahilly and Orla Lowry

2. Acoustic phonetics for the speech clinician – Ioannis Papakyritsis

3. Auditory phonetics for the speech clinician – Elena Babatsouli

4. Perceptual phonetics for the speech clinician – Esther Janse and Toni Rietveld

5. Suprasegmental phonetics – Orla Lowry

6. An Introduction to speech disorders – Martin J. Ball

         Part II Variationist clinical phonetics

7. Clinical phonetics across languages and dialects – Barbara M. Bernhardt and Joseph Paul Stemberger

8. Cultural and multilingual sources of phonetic variation: Implications for clinical practice - Robert Allen Fox and Ewa Jacewicz

9. Stylistic variation in misarticulations – Martin J. Ball, Orla Lowry, and Lisa McInnis

10. Analyzing phonetic data with generalized additive mixed models – Yu-Ying Chuang, Janice Fon, Ioannis Papakyritsis, and Harald Baayen

    Part III Phonetic transcription

11. The nature of phonetic transcription – Catia Cucchiarini and Helmer Strik

12. The IPA – Michael Ashby and Patricia Ashby

13. Transcribing disordered speech – Martin J. Ball

14. Teaching and learning clinical phonetic transcription – Jill Titterington and Sally Bates

15. Transcribing: By target or by realization? – Martin J. Ball

16. Examples of narrow phonetic transcription in disordered speech – Martin J. Ball, Nicole Müller, Marie Klopfenstein, and Ben Rutter

    Part IV Instrumentation


17. The nature of phonetic instrumentation – Nicola Bessell

18. Recording speech: Methods and formats – Adam P. Vogel and Hannah Reece

19. The PhonBank database within TalkBank, and a practical overview of the Phon program – Yvan Rose and Gregory J. Hedlund

    Instrumental analysis of articulatory phonetics

20. Electromyography –Jennifer M. Vojtech and Cara E. Stepp

21. Speech aerometry – David J. Zajac

22. Laryngoscopy and stroboscopy – Duy Duong Nguyen, Catherine Madill, Antonia Chacon, and Daniel Navakovic 

23. Electrolaryngography/electroglottography – Chiara Celata and Irene Ricci

24. Nasometry – Tim Bressmann

25. Electropalatography – Alice Lee

26. Electromagnetic articulography – Pascal van Lieshout

27. Magnetic resonance imaging – Vikram Ramanarayanan and Christina Hagedorn

28. Video tracking in speech – Christian Kroos

29. Ultrasound tongue imaging – Joanne Cleland

    Instrumental analysis of acoustic, auditory, and perceptual phonetics

30. Sound spectrography – Chiara Meluzzi

31. Pure tone audiometry and speech audiometry – Fei Zhao and Robert Mayr

32. Altered sensory feedback in speech – Liam Barrett and Peter Howell

33. Dichotic listening – Mária Gósy and Ruth Huntley Bahr

34. Perceptual phonetic experimentation – Grant McGuire

    Speech recognition and speech synthesis

35. Automatic speech recognition in the assessment of child speech – Loridana Buttigieg, Helen Grech, Simon G. Fabri, James Attard, and Philip Farrugia

36. Clinical applications of speech synthesis – Martine Smith and John Costello

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Martin J. Ball is an honorary professor of linguistics at Bangor University, Wales, having previously held positions in Wales, Ireland, the US, and Sweden. He formerly co-edited Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics and co-edits the Journal of Multilingual and Bilingual Speech, as well as book series for Multilingual Matters and Equinox Publishers. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.


"This Manual of Clinical Phonetics is an impressive collection of chapters authored by distinguished scholars from various fields of phonetic sciences. In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of phonetics, capturing its inter- and multidisciplinary nature, it offers valuable insight into state-of-the-art instrumental techniques in clinical phonetics and gives phonetic transcription the attention it deserves, particularly in studying disordered speech."— Professor Vesna Mildner, University of Zagreb, Croatia

"The Manual of Clinical Phonetics presents work by experts and influential researchers, communicating key concepts in clear language while drawing on cutting-edge research to convey the direction of travel for the next decade and more. The breadth of topics presented in four well-organized parts, is comprehensive. What’s more, this manual pairs the core of the field (the foundations of clinical phonetics and phonetic transcription) with welcome explorations of variation. The manual also features a host of in-depth treatments of instrumentation, facilitating insightful quantitative and qualitative analyses." — Professor James Scobbie, Queen Margaret University, Scotland

"This volume skillfully infuses a clinical perspective throughout comprehensive coverage of the science of phonetics. It is distinguished by extensive content in the area of instrumentation, including cutting-edge technologies like real-time MRI and automatic speech recognition. The choice to place multicultural and multilingual influences on phonetics at the forefront marks this volume as an essential collection for the modern scholar of clinical linguistics." — Dr Tara McAllister, New York University Steinhardt, USA