Speech Motor Control: New developments in basic and applied research

Hardcover | April 10, 2010

EditorBen Maassen, Pascal van Lieshout

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Speaking is not only the basic mode of communication, but also the most complex motor skill humans can perform. Disorders of speech and language are the most common sequelae of brain disease or injury, a condition faced by millions of people each year. Health care practitioners need tointeract with basic scientists in order to develop and evaluate new methods of clinical diagnosis and therapy to help their patients overcome or compensate their communication difficulties. In recent years, collaboration between those in the the disciplines of neurophysiology, cognitive psychology,mathematical modelling, neuroscientists, and speech science have helped accelerate progress in the field. This book presents the latest and most important theoretical developments in the area of speech motor control, offering new insights by leaders in their field into speech disorders. The scope of this book is broad - presenting state-of-the art research in the areas of modelling, genetics, brainimaging, behavioral experimentation in addition to clinical applications. The book will be valuable for researchers and clinicians in speech-language pathology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, and neurology.

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Speaking is not only the basic mode of communication, but also the most complex motor skill humans can perform. Disorders of speech and language are the most common sequelae of brain disease or injury, a condition faced by millions of people each year. Health care practitioners need tointeract with basic scientists in order to develop...

Ben Maassen (Professor of Neurolinguistics - Dyslexia) has a background in cognitive neuropsychology and speech-language pathology. He is project coordinator in the Dutch Dyslexia Programme, leader of projects on speech motor control and developmental neuropsychological disorders, and teacher in the master-programme Speech-Language Pa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:370 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:April 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199235791

ISBN - 13:9780199235797

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Section 1: Modelling of speech production1. Wolfram Ziegler, Anja Staiger and Ingrid Aichert: Apraxia of speech: what the deconstruction of phonetic plans tells us about the construction of articulate language2. Bernd Kroger, Peter Birkholz and Anja Lowit: Phonemic, sensory and motor representations in an action-based neurocomputational model of speech production (ACT)3. Sazzad M. Nasir and David J. Ostry: Control of movement precision in speech production4. Mark K. Teide, Suzanne E. Boyce, Carol Y. Espy-Wilson, and Vincent L. Gracco: Variability of North American English /r/ production in response to palatal pertubationSection 2: Genetics and neurology5. Soo-Eun Chang and Christy L. Ludlow: Brain imaging in children6. Angela Morgan, Frederique Liegeois and Faraneh Vargha-Khadem: Motor speech profile in relation to site of brain pathology7. Hermann Ackermann and Axel Riecker: Cerebral control of motor aspects of speech production: neurophysiological and functional imaging dataSection 3: Speech motor development8. Lisa Goffman: Dynamic interaction of motor and language factors in normal and disordered development9. Aude Noiray, Marie-Agnes Cathiard, Lucie Menard and Christian Abry: Lip rounding anticipatory control: crosslinguistically lawful and ontogenetically attuned10. Jordan R. Green and Ignatius S. B. Nip: Some organization principles in early speech developmentSection 4: Fluency disorders11. Pascal van Lieshout and Aravind K. Namasivayam: Speech motor variability in people who stutter12. Peter Howell, Andrew Anderson and Jorge Lucero: Speech motor timing and fluencySction 5: Clinical impact13. Gary Weismer and Yunjung Kim: Classification and taxonomy in motor speech disorders: what are the issues?14. Ben Maassen, Lian Nijland and Hayo Terband: Developmental models of childhood apraxia of speech15. Lawrence D. Shriberg: A neurodevelopmental framework for research in childhood apraxia of speech16. Joseph R. Duffy: Distinguishing among motor speech disorders is important: the role of speech pathology in neurologic diagnosis17. Christopher Dromey: Laryngeal articulatory coupling in three speech disorders18. Elina Tripoliti and Patricia Limousin: Electrical stimulation of deep brain structures and speechSection 6: Methods19. Bruce E. Murdoch: Recent advances in the physiological assessment of articulation: introducing three dimensional technology20. Phil Hoole and Andreas Zierdt: Five-dimensional articulography21. Tim Bressmann: 2D and 3D ultrasound imaging of the tongue in normal and disordered speech