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Homo Loquens : Man as a Talking Animal - Dennis Fry

Homo Loquens

Man as a Talking Animal

Paperback Published: 19th December 1977
ISBN: 9780521292399
Number Of Pages: 188

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Our communication by speech can be seen as a remarkable series of transformations involving the brain, the muscles, sound-waves, the ear and finally the brain again. In this 1977 text, Dennis Fry describes and explains these processes in this fascinating and comprehensive introduction to the study of human speech. He considers too our remarkable ability to interpret speech, even in adverse circumstances, and the feat of its acquisition by the child. He finally describes the functions of the two halves of the brain in speech communication, speech disorders and pathology and the relation between mental processes and speech. Dennis Fry writes for the non-specialist and the beginning student, and both intrigues and informs. We learn what lies behind such familiar curiosities as the tongue-twister, Spoonerism and the stammer, and we get a general grasp of the physical and psychological background to all our speech functions and malfunctions.

Homo sapinens?
Speech as brain-work
Speech as tongue-work
Speech as sound-waves
Speech as ear-work
Speech as a guessing game
Speech servo-mechamisms
How did we learn to do it?
Are you right or left brained?
When speech goes wrong
Thinking, feeling and speaking
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ISBN: 9780521292399
ISBN-10: 0521292395
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 19th December 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.21