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Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech : Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, and the Expectations of a High-Tech Society - Joanna Hart Lowenstein

Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech

Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, and the Expectations of a High-Tech Society

Hardcover Published: 14th August 2007
ISBN: 9780415976046
Number Of Pages: 160

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This book explores the interface between speech perception and production through a longitudinal acoustic analysis of the speech of postlingually deaf adults with cochlear implants (electrode and computer prostheses for the inner ear in cases of nerve deafness). The methodology is based on the work of Joseph Perkell at MIT, replicating and extending analysis to subjects with modern digital cochlear implants and processor technology. Lowenstein also examines how cochlear implants are portrayed in dramatic and documentary television programs, the scientific accuracy of those portrayals, and what expectations might be taken away by viewers, particularly given modern society's view that technology can overcome the frailties of the human body.

Tablesp. vii
Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Backgroundp. 3
Methodologyp. 27
Vowels and vowel perceptionp. 37
Stops and consonant perceptionp. 53
Intonationp. 61
Hearing subjects' perception of cochlear implant users speechp. 69
Cochlear implants on U. S. televisionp. 75
Discussionp. 93
Materials recordedp. 97
Recording session orders and interview questionsp. 99
Rainbow passage figuresp. 107
Bev loves Bob figuresp. 119
Bibliographyp. 137
Indexp. 143
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ISBN: 9780415976046
ISBN-10: 0415976049
Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 14th August 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1