1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics

Edited By William F. Katz, Peter F. Assmann Copyright 2019
    672 Pages 131 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    672 Pages 131 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    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



    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