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Description - Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind by Dani Byrd

Written in a lively style, Discovering Speech, Words, andMind applies a scientific approach to the study of variousaspects of speech, using everyday examples to introduce thebeginning student to the world of language and cognition. An accessible introduction to the fundamentals of speechproduction, speech perception, word-formation, language acquisitionand speech disorders Considers how the informational content of the speech signalrelates to phonological units connecting the three areas ofspeech, words, and mind Focuses on speech production and recognition at the word-leveland below, and includes sign languages Written in a highly accessible style for students with nobackground in linguistics or psychology Packed with numerous student-friendly features, includingengaging examples, illustrations, and sidebars for furtherdiscussion; further online exercises and data also available at

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405157988
ISBN-10: 1405157984
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 196mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dani Byrd

Dani Byrd is Professor of Linguistics at the University ofSouthern California and a Research Affiliate of HaskinsLaboratories. She is a member of the Editorial Board on both the Journal of Phonetics and the Journal of the InternationalPhonetic Association, and has published widely on articulation,vocal tract imaging and prosody. Toben H. Mintz is Associate Professor ofPsychology and Linguistics at the University of SouthernCalifornia, where his research involves studies with infants,toddlers, and adults, as well as computer modelling. He is on theEditorial Board of Cognition.

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Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind by Dani Byrd
Paperback, March 2010
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