Speech and Voice Science, 3rd Edition

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462 pages

Book Description

Speech and Voice Science, Third Edition is the only textbook to provide comprehensive and detailed on both voice source and vocal tract contributions to speech production. Because the style is user-friendly for all levels of students, instructors report using this book for a wide variety of courses, including undergraduate and graduate courses in acoustic phonetics, speech science, instrumentation, and voice disorders. Heavily revised and updated, this third edition offers multiple new resources for instructors and students to enhance classroom learning and active student participation. At the same time, this revised textbook provides flexibility to allow instructors to construct a classroom learning experience that best suits their course objectives.

Key Features:

  • A highly readable writing style that allows students to grasp difficult concepts
  • Heavily illustrated to enhance information provided in the text
  • Each chapter includes section study questions to help students make sure that they are focusing on key concepts
  • Sidebars throughout the text provide a deeper dive into related topics

New to the Third Edition:

  • A newly designed two-color interior provides increased readability
  • Seven Clinical cases are now included throughout the book to help students apply speech science principles to clinical practice
  • A new chapter addresses Speech Prosody with updated and expanded coverage of the acoustic properties that contribute to stress, prominence, and speech rhythm and the clinical relevance of acoustic measurement of prosody
  • A new chapter on Instrumentation covers basic information on digital data acquisition, microphones, and recording for clinical and research purposes
  • Reorganization of introductory material provides a new chapter on the Physics of Motion to prepare students to learn about the acoustics of sound waves
  • Forty-nine revised spectrogram figures provide increased clarity of key acoustic features of vowels and consonants
  • A PluralPlus companion website provides new study aids and teaching materials. The site includes the following:

For students:

  • Study aids such as key terms and review questions for each chapter
  • A speech science for a lighthearted way to help study
  • The spectogram images from chapters 7, 8 and 9 of the print book allowing students to zoom in and examine specific acoustic features

For instructors:

  • Revised and updated slides for traditional classroom
  • Classroom learning activities, many focused on group work and discussion, to provide more effective learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Eleven laboratory assignments, using free, downloadable acoustic software, to help students learn difficult concepts through experiential learning

*Note Regarding Access to Supplementary Content Online: This book comes with related materials hosted on a PluralPlus companion website. If you purchase or rent a used copy of the printed book, the to access the website printed inside the book may have been previously redeemed/used or be incorrect and you will NOT be able to use it. To guarantee access to the supplementary materials on the website, it is recommended you purchase a new/unused copy of this book directly from or the publisher, Plural Publishing, Inc. If you purchase from other resellers, check with the reseller regarding the validity of the access code before completing your purchase. The publisher will not replace inactive access codes to customers renting or purchasing used books from or via other resellers.

Book Details

  • Title: Speech and Voice Science, 3rd Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 462 pages
  • Edition: 3
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-08-21
  • ISBN-10: 1597569356
  • ISBN-13: 9781597569354