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Module code:HCSCGH12(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Speech Processing
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Yi Xu
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):1,
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Module outline:1. Introduction - basic phonetic and phonological concepts 2. Introduction - basic acoustic phonetics 3. Prosody and emotion in speech 4. Prosody - speech rhythm 5. Speech prosody from an articulatory-functional perspective 6. Speech processing schemes for cochlear implants 7. Speech perception - Aspects of low level speech processing 8. Sociophonetics: The impact of variability on speech perception 9. Foreign accent syndrome 10. Speech production and perception in the brain  
Module aims:The course aims to familiarize the students with the main concepts in speech processing and to introduce them to specific topics in current research in both speech production and perception. The course covers topics from low-level auditory processing to high-level processing of intonation and speech rhythm. There will be sessions on how prosodic features (e.g. intonation and speech rate) are used in conveying multiple communicative meanings and emotions, to what extent classical and more recent measures of speech rhythm account for differences between languages, how speech production and perception are represented in the brain, how people adapt to variability in speakers' accents, how speech is processed in cochlear implants. The topics will be discussed with respect to current research, including differences in research methodologies and their relationship to models of speech processing. The course is taught by a number of lecturers - all experts in the topics they teach.  
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Module assessment:One essay (3000 words) 100.00%.
Notes:Recommended reading: Ashby, M. and Maidment, J. (2005) Introducing Phonetic Science. Cambridge University Press. Borden, G.J., Harris K. S. and Raphael L. J. (1994) Speech Science Primer. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. (particularly chapters 5, 6 [third part], and 7 [Acoustic analysis]) Ladefoged P. (1993 - 3rd edition) A course in Phonetics. Harcourt Brace & Co.  
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Last updated:2010-09-28 10:28:24 by ucaheha