Acoustics In Hearing, Speech And Language Sciences: An Introduction

Paperback | August 8, 2013

byIan R. A. Mackay

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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.

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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 mater...

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  This comprehensive introduction to acoustics and the acoustics of speech takes a topic that is often challenging to students, and presents it in a clearly written, reader friendly approach that makes the concepts accessible to students from various scientific backgrounds. Using examples and analogies from everyday life or experience...

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 manifestati...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 0.5 inPublished:August 8, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132897083

ISBN - 13:9780132897082

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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