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The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics

ISBN 9781138648333
Published April 1, 2019 by Routledge
672 Pages 131 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics provides a comprehensive and up-to-date compilation of research, history and techniques in phonetics. With contributions from 41 prominent authors from North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, and including over 130 figures to illustrate key points, this handbook covers all the most important areas in the field, including:

• the history and scope of techniques used, including speech synthesis, vocal tract imaging techniques, and obtaining information on under-researched languages from language archives;

• the physiological bases of speech and hearing, including auditory, articulatory, and neural explanations of hearing, speech, and language processes;

• theories and models of speech perception and production related to the processing of consonants, vowels, prosody, tone, and intonation;

• linguistic phonetics, with discussions of the phonetics-phonology interface, sound change, second language acquisition, sociophonetics, and second language teaching research;

• applications and extensions, including phonetics and gender, clinical phonetics, and forensic phonetics.

The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics will be indispensable reading for students and practitioners in the fields of speech, language, linguistics and hearing sciences.


Table of Contents

List of figures

List of contributors


Editors’ acknowledgments

Editor’s introduction: A handbook of phonetics

I History, scope, and techniques

      1. History of speech synthesis
      2. Brad H. Story

      3. Advances in vocal tract imaging and analysis

      4. Asterios Toutios, Dani Byrd, Louis Goldstein, & Shrikanth Narayanan

      5. Under-researched languages: Phonetic results from language archives
      6. D.W. Whalen & Joyce McDonough

        II Physiological basis of speech and hearing

      7. The phonetics of voice
      8. Marc Garellek

      9. Articulatory phonetics
      10. Bryan Gick, Murray Schellenbery, Ian Stavness, & Ryan C. Taylor

      11. Neural bases of speech production
      12. Jason W. Bohland, Jason A. Tourville & Frank H. Guenther

      13. Phonetics and the auditory system
      14. Matthew Winn & Christian Stilp

      15. Neural bases of auditory and audiovisual speech perception
      16. Jonathan Peelle

        III Theories and models of speech perception and production

      17. The acoustics and perception of North American English vowels
      18. James M. Hillenbrand

      19. The phonetic properties of consonants
      20. Marija Tabain

      21. Theories and models of speech perception
      22. Michael Kiefte & Terrance M. Nearey

      23. Prosody, tone, and intonation
      24. Yi Xu

        IV Linguistic/perceptual phonetics

      25. The interface between phonetics and phonology

      26. John Kingston

      27. The phonetic basis of the origin and spread of sound change
      28. Jonathan Harrington, Felicitas Kleber, Ulrich Reubold, Florian Schiel, & Mary Stevens

      29. The phonetics of second language learning and bilingualism
      30. Charles B. Chang

      31. Innovations in sociophonetics
      32. Erik R. Thomas

      33. Phonetics and second language teaching research
      34. Murray J. Munro & Tracey M. Derwing

        V Applications and extensions

      35. The phonetics of sex and gender
      36. Benjamin Munson and Molly Babel

      37. New horizons in clinical phonetics
      38. William F. Katz

      39. Vocal tract models in phonetic teaching and research
      40. Takayuki Arai

      41. Introduction to forensic voice comparison

Geoffrey Morrison & Ewald Etzinger


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William F. Katz is Professor for the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.

Peter F. Assmann is Professor for the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.


"This new Handbook, with contributions from leaders in the field, integrates, within a single volume, an historical perspective, the latest in computational and neural modeling of phonetics, and a breadth of applications, including clinical populations and forensic linguistics.  Issues of current international social importance are addressed, rendering the volume not only an excellent fundamental resource for students and professionals alike, but an apt reflection of the state-of-the-science of modern-day phonetics."

Shari R. Baum, McGill University, Canada