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Acoustics in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences An Introduction LLV,9780132897082
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Acoustics in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences An Introduction LLV

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780132897082

ISBN10:
0132897083
Format:
Looseleaf
Pub. Date:
8/8/2013
Publisher(s):
Pearson

Summary

Acoustics in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences: An Introduction gives readers a clear, comprehensive understanding of acoustics in the context of human communications through examples and analogies from everyday life or general experience. Mathematically the book stops short of calculus, using inductive reasoning to present material that can be proven only with calculus, and presenting multiple examples of mathematical calculations, with very explicit steps. Included are Questions and Problems sections focusing on often-misunderstood areas; Closer Look sections reinforcing and strengthening understanding of the material; and non-conventional, but scientifically accurate explanations of certain phenomena.

Author Biography

Ian R. A. MacKay has been teaching general acoustics and the acoustics of speech to future speech-language pathologists and audiologists, as well as to students of Linguistics and Psychology, for several decades. Over this same time period, he has been teaching phonetics and speech production (speech science in its various manifestations). His research interests include the phonological acquisition of a second language (the learning of the sound system of a second language). He has recently become interested in issues in the biological evolution of the human capacity for speech and language. MacKay is the author of two editions of a general phonetics textbook, the first edition entitled Introducing Practical Phonetics, and the second, much revised edition entitled Phonetics: the Science of Speech Production. MacKay has degrees in Linguistics and Speech Science. He lives with his wife Jo-Anne and an aging standard poodle.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1  Preview

                                                                                                   

Chapter 2   The Nature of Sound Part I

                              

Refresher A   Graphs

Refresher B   Atmosphere

                                                                                                   

Chapter 3  The Nature of Sound Part II

Refresher C   Scientific Notation

Refresher D  Significant Digits

                                                                                                   

Chapter 4   Analog Signals and Digitization

Refresher E   Binary Numbers

                                                                                                   

Chapter 5   Complex Waves

 

Chapter 6   Recording

 

Chapter 7   Spectra

 

Chapter 8   Analysis

Refresher F   Measurement

Refresher G   Estimate Answer

                                                                     

Chapter 9   Decibels and RMS

Refresher H   Numerical Scales

Refresher I   Logs

                                                                     

Chapter 10   Filters

 

Chapter 11   Resonance

 

Chapter 12   Vowels and the Source-Filter Theory

Refresher J   Phonetics

                                                                     

Chapter 13   Consonants

 

Chapter 14  Suprasegmentals

 

Chapter 15  Psychoacoustics

 

Appendix Front Matter                                                           

Appendix 1   Formulas

Appendix 2   Values

Appendix 3   Units

Appendix 4   Abbreviations

 

Glossary  /  Index       


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