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

Written in a lively style, Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind applies a scientific approach to the study of various aspects of speech, using everyday examples to introduce the beginning student to the world of language and cognition. An accessible introduction to the fundamentals of speech production, speech perception, word-formation, language acquisition and speech disordersConsiders how the informational content of the speech signal relates to phonological units connecting the three areas of speech, words, and mindFocuses on speech production and recognition at the word-level and below, and includes sign languagesWritten in a highly accessible style for students with no background in linguistics or psychologyPacked with numerous student-friendly features, including engaging examples, illustrations, and sidebars for further discussion; further online exercises and data also available at

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405157995
ISBN-10: 1405157992
Format: Paperback
(243mm x 188mm x 16mm)
Pages: 318
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
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