Speech Motor Control: In Normal and Disordered Speech

Paperback | September 1, 2007

EditorBen Maassen, Raymond Kent, Hermann Peters

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Speaking is one of the most complex skills that humans perform. In our everyday communication, we transfer sentences, concepts, thoughts, and ideas. How though, is the speaker able to convert these into movements of the speech apparatus? These speech movements are the observable end-product,but what neurological, psycholinguistic, and perceptual-motor processes lie behind their production? To fully understand speech disorders, such as stuttering, apraxia of speech, and Parkinsonian dysarthria, the disruptions in this complex interplay are highly relevant. Equally important is the question of how the infant develops from random babbling to precisely controlled production of words,syllables, and phonemes. This volume presents state of the art research in the science of speech motor control and speech disorders. All the chapters take a fundamental, model-oriented perspective, as introduced in the first section of the volume. Further topics covered in this book are: brain imaging studies and the rapidprogression in comprehending neural mechanisms; developmental studies revealing perceptual-motor continuities and discontinuities; psycholinguistic experimentation showing higher-order influences on speech motor control; and recent notions and applications to the understanding of speech disorders.

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Speaking is one of the most complex skills that humans perform. In our everyday communication, we transfer sentences, concepts, thoughts, and ideas. How though, is the speaker able to convert these into movements of the speech apparatus? These speech movements are the observable end-product,but what neurological, psycholinguistic, and ...

Ben Maassen is a Doctor in Paediatric Neurology, University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Raymond Kent is Professor of Communicative Disorders at the Waisman Center at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA. Hermann Peters is at the University Medical Centre St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Pascal van Lie...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.79 inPublished:September 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I - Modelling of Speech Production1. Ray D Kent: Models of speech motor control: implications from recent developments in neurophysiological and neurobehavioural science2. Frank H Guenther and Joseph S Perkell: A neural model of spech production and its application to studies of the role of auditory feedback in speech3. Pascal van Lieshout: Dynamical systems theory and its application in speechPart II - Neural Processes4. Hermann Ackerman, Axel Riecker and Dirk Wildgruber: Functional brain imaging of motor aspects of speech production5. Luc F DeNil: Recent developments in brain imaging research in stuttering6. Bruce Murdoch: Subcortical brain mechanisms in speech motor controlPart III - Speech Motor Development7. John L Locke: How do infants come to control the organs of speech8. Christopher A Moore: Physiologic development of speech production9. Steven M Barlow, Donald S Finan and So-Young Park: Sensorimotor entrainment of respiratory and orofacial systems in humansPart IV - Interface10. Anne Smith and Lisa Goffmann: Interaction of motor and language factors in the development of speech production11. Edward G Conture, Courtney T Zackheim, Julie D Anderson and Mark W Pellowski: Linguistic processes and childhood stutteringPart V - Motor Control in Disorders12. Ray D Kent and Kristin Rosen: Motor control perspectives on motor speech disorders13. Pascal van Lieshout, Wouter Hulstijn and Hermann Peters: Searching for the weak link in the speech production chain of people who stutter: a motor skill approach14. Ludo Max: Stuttering and internal models for sensorimotor control: a theoretical perspective to generate testable hypotheses15. Malcolm R McNeill, Sheila R Pratt and Tepanta R D Fossett: The differential diagnosis of apraxia of speech16. Wolfram Ziegler and Ben Maassen: The role of the syllable in disorders of spoken language production