The purpose of my talk will be to contribute to a perspective of speech research - to relate our present activities to the past and to the future. Much could be said on this topic but I will be neither complete in my presentation nor balanced in my judgements. I shall try to communicate feelings rather than facts and I will rely heavily on my own experience which spans almost half a century of speech research.
Bibliographic reference. Fant, Gunnar (1989): "Speech research in perspective", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 1003-1004.