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Acoustics in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences: An Introduction, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Ian R. A. MacKay

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 12, 2013

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This comprehensive, clearly written, and student-friendly introduction to acoustics and the acoustics of speech is suitable for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of audiology, speech-language pathology, linguistics, and cognitive science/psychology.

 

This comprehensive introduction to acoustics and the science 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. Using examples and analogies from everyday life or general experience, the text helps explain aspects of basic acoustics in the context of communication disorders and speech research, with a special emphasis on helping students achieve a high level of understanding.

 

In addition to a wealth of pedagogical features, the book includes a helpful reviews of concepts that students might have studied previously, but are essential to understanding the material—reading graphs, the nature of atmospheric pressure, significant digits, scientific notation, numerical scales, basic phonetics, and more. Mathematically the book stops short of calculus, using inductive reasoning to present material.

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       

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$42.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-289315-2