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List of Books

  • 2023-12-01 17:41 | Anonymous

    A broad overview of the many kinds of unitary expressions found in everyday verbal and written communication, including their signature meaning, form, and usage, authored by a renowned scholar in the field

    Foundations of Familiar Language is renowned scholar Diana Sidtis's new contribution to the study of formulaic language through a wide-ranging overview of a large group of language behaviors that share characteristics of cohesion and familiarity, featuring a rational classification of fixed, familiar expressions into formulaic expressions, lexical bundles, and collocations. This unique volume offers a new approach to linguistic classification and construction grammar through a dual-process model of language competence rooted in linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic observations, combining insights drawn from foundational studies of psychology and neurology with contemporary theories of the differences between formulaic and propositional language. This approach offers a distinct and innovative contribution to scholarship in the field. The text contains resources for further study and research such as examples, research protocols, and lists of fixed, familiar expressions from the past and present. This authoritative volume:

    • Describes the current state of knowledge and reviews experimental results, proposals, and models in a clear and straightforward manner
    • Offers up-to-date surveys of the role of fixed expressions in education, social sciences, cognitive psychology, and brain science
    • Features a wealth of engaging and relatable examples of formulaic expressions (conversational speech formulas, expletives, idioms, and proverbs), lexical bundles, and collocations
    • Includes discussion of the use of fixed, familiar expressions in second language learning
    • Presents new research data on the neurological foundations of familiar language drawn from clinical observations and experimental studies of stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease
    • Contains material from social media, magazines, newspapers, speeches, and other sources to illustrate the importance, abundance, and value of familiar language

    Sufficiently in-depth for specialists, while accessible to students and non-specialists, Foundations of Familiar Language is an essential resource for a wide range of readers, including linguists, child language specialists, psychologists, social scientists, neuroscientists, philosophers, educators, teachers of English as a second language, and those working in artificial intelligence and speech synthesis.

  • 2023-12-01 17:39 | Anonymous
    • Benjamin Weiss
    • Jürgen Trouvain
    • Melissa Barkat-Defradas
    • John J. Ohala
    The book
    • Describes the multifaceted aspects of voice that may seduce, irritate or euphorize, and determine the way people perceive us
    • Provides approaches to, and exemplary studies on various methods of addressing voice attractiveness

    • Discusses voice attractiveness in passive listening scenarios and in conversation

    • Presents studies on normal, pathological and professional speakers

  • 2023-12-01 17:36 | Anonymous

    My name is Jens Blauert, and you may recall me as an ESCA-Founder and ISCA-Goldmedalist. Although I am professor emeritus since many years, I am still active in science. 

         Recently I published an edited book together with Jonas Braasch (Professor at RPI, Troy NY) at both SPRINGER and ASA-Press. The book's title is "The Technology of Binaural Understanding". It attempts to bridge between audition and cognition and thus, as far as speech communication is concerned, between speech and language. The book's motto is:

         People, when exposed to acoustic stimuli, do not react directly to what they hear 
         but rather to what they hear means to them.
         but rather to what they hear means to them.
         but rather to what they hear means to them.
         Obviously this is an issue which is also relevant for speech communication at large. Thus, I kindly  ask you to consider whether this book would qualify for a book announcement in the ISCAPad. If a full book review were also feasible, I can send you an eBook-link, and after a reviewer is has been assigned, SPRINGER will deliver a printed copy to him/her.
    --   Thank you for your efforts in advance! 
         With best regards, Jens Blauert
    .PS. Preface and  table of contents of the book are available under the following link: 

  • 2023-12-01 17:35 | Anonymous

    The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics provides a comprehensive and up-to-date compilation of research, history and techniques in phonetics. With contributions from 41 prominent authors from North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, and including over 130 figures to illustrate key points, this handbook covers all the most important areas in the field, including: 

    • The history and scope of techniques used, including speech synthesis, vocal tract imaging techniques, and obtaining information on under-researched languages from language archives; 
    • The physiological bases of speech and hearing, including auditory, articulatory, and neural explanations of hearing, speech, and language processes; 
    • Theories and models of speech perception and production related to the processing of consonants, vowels, prosody, tone, and intonation; 

  • 2023-12-01 17:34 | Anonymous

    In this book, the background, state of research, and own contributions to the assessment and prediction of talker quality that is constituted in voice perception and in dialog are presented. Starting from theories and empirical findings from human interaction, major results and approaches are transferred to the domain of human-computer interaction. The main subject of this book is to contribute to the evaluation of spoken interaction in both humans and between human and computer, and in particular to the quality subsequently attributed to the speaking system or person, based on the listening and interactive experience.

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