Sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Budapest, Hungary
September 5-9, 1999

How Speech Works - Questions and Preliminary Answers

Björn Lindblom

Stockholm University, Sweden & The University of Texas at Austin, USA

In this presentation I attempt to discuss research from a wide spectrum of topics all relevant to the study of speech communication. It is my hope that placing more narrowly focused work in a common, broader context will produce a kind of symbiosis effect that will help us see the individual subtopics in perhaps new and insightful ways. Admittedly, such an undertaking might seem ambitious and even ill-advised. However, as our field is put under increasing pressures to deliver clinical and technological applications of greater real-life relevance, it does appear useful to try to assess what we know and do not know about speech processes. Also, as is sometimes the case, the whole tends to be more than the sum of its parts.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lindblom, Björn (1999): "How speech works - questions and preliminary answers", In EUROSPEECH'99, keynote paper 4.