Speech Communication

Speech Communication Technical Committee


Scope of Scientific Activities 

We are a special-interest group of about 950 scientists within the ASA concerned with the study of the production, transmission, and perception of spoken language, including the following:

Thus, we come from many different disciplines, including at least physics, speech and hearing science, experimental psychology, linguistics, electrical engineering, etc.

Please read the new proposed “Scope of Scientific Activities” of the SCTC and send any comments to sctc-scope@geoff-morrison.net (Subcommittee: Geoff Morrison, Tessa Bent, Brad Story, and Ben Munson).

 Draft SCTC Scope 2010-02-23 GSM.pdf

 

Chair of Technical Committee

Benjamin Munson
Associate Professor

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Science

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN 55455

 


Support for Students

Student Paper Award. The best paper in a Speech Communication session of the Society that is authored primarily by a student receives the Dennis Klatt Award (and a couple hundred dollars).

Student Travel Awards. Travel support for students to attend Society meetings. Applications must be submitted well before the meeting.

Student Receptions. At Society meetings a reception is held for students that offers an opportunity to meet invited senior members. For details see announcements for specific meetings of the Society.

The Raymond T. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Production
More information and an application form are available at the ASA Fellowships page.

Current Members of the STC*

Term to 2015

Term to 2014 Term to 2013
Suzanne E. Boyce
Bruce R. Gerratt
Eric J. Hunter
Jelena Krivokapic
Sungbok Lee
Conor T. McLennan
Geoffrey S. Morrison
Rajka Smiljanic
Mitchell S. Sommers
Brad H. Story
Scott L. Thomson
Peter J. Watson
Zhaoyan Zhang
Fredericka Bell-Berti
Ann R. Bradlow
Kate E. Bunton
Rachel Frush Holt
Kuniko Neilsen
Lawrence J. Rosenblum
Augustine Agwuele
Tessa C. Bent
Carol Y. Espy-Wilson
Helen M. Hanson
Athanasios Katsamanis
Jody E. Kreiman
Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Sona Patel
Michael B. Porter
Tarun Pruthi
Christine H. Shadle
Patrick Wolfe
Xinhui Zhou
     
Term to 2012 Term to 2011  
Suzanne E. Boyce
Bruce R. Gerratt
Eric J. Hunter
Jelena Krivokapic
Sungbok Lee
Conor T. McLennan
Geoffrey S. Morrison
Rajka Smiljanic
Mitchell S. Sommers
Brad H. Story
Scott L. Thomson
Peter J. Watson
Zhaoyan Zhang
Fredericka Bell-Berti
Ann R. Bradlow
Kate E. Bunton
Rachel Frush Holt
Kuniko Neilsen
Lawrence J. Rosenblum
 

Ex officio 

Anders Lofqvist, member of Medals and Awards Committee
Suzanne E. Boyce, member of Membership Committee
Shrikanth S. Narayanan, member of ASACOS
Jenna Luque, member of Student Council

*Based on Acoustical Society of America Technical, Administrative, and Ad-Hoc Committees

 

Subcommittee on Forensic Acoustics*

Term to 2014

   
Steven D. Beck
Durand R. Begault
Joseph P. Campbell
Sandra F. Disner
Ewald Enzinger
Erica A. Gold
James D. Harnsberger
Michael Jessen
Colleen Kavanagh
Bruce E. Koenig
Jonas Lindh
Robert C. Maher
Kenneth W. Marr
James K. McElveen
Hirotaka Nakasone
Felipe Ochoa
Shawn Pruett
Sarah Sullivan
Benjamin V. Tucker
Cuiling Zhang

 

Speech Communication Technical Committee

Concerned with the study of the production, transmission, and perception of speech, including the following:
-Speech production: physiology, mechanics, and acoustics of speech and voice production; models of speech production; first-language and second-language speech production
-Acoustic phonetics, including segmental and suprasegmental aspects of speech
-Speech perception: physiological and psychological aspects of speech perception; voice quality perception; models of speech perception; first-language, cross-language, and second-language speech perception
-Speech acquisition: acquisition of speech production and perception; first-language and second-language speech acquisition; models of speech acquisition
-Speech and hearing disorders: effects of speech production disorders on the articulation, acoustics, and perception of speech; effects of hearing impairment on speech perception and production; effects of aided hearing or speech (e.g., hearing aids, cochlear implants, electrolarynx) on speech perception and production
-Neuroscience of speech production and perception
-Speech intelligibility: perception and intelligibility of accented, disordered, and synthetic speech, and of speech degraded by noise or transmission channel; production and perception of speech in acoustically adverse environments
-Communicative aspects of singing: production and perception of phonetic or emotional content in song
-Speaker classification and speaker identity: articulatory, acoustic, and perceptual properties of speech linked to a speaker’s sex, gender, age, and emotional state; sociophonetics; speaker, language, and dialect recognition by humans and machines; forensic voice comparison
-Audiovisual and other multimodal speech perception
-Speech processing and speech technology: signal processing of speech; speech synthesis; automatic speech recognition


Klatt's History of Speech Synthesis

         audio clips from his 1987 JASA article

Some Major Journals

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America JASA Express Letters
JSLHR Speech Communication
IEEE Transactions on Speech & Audio Processing Language and Speech
Computer Speech and Language Phonetica
The Phonetician Journal of Phonetics
Journal of the International Phonetic Association Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan
   

Interesting Speech Web Sites

Acoustic Phonetics (University of Delaware)
Klatt Synthesizer (1980)
Animated vocal fold oscillations and other articulation demos (UCLA Linguistics. Check their Demos and Illustrations page)
Sinewave synthesis of speech (from Haskins Labs)
TTS Text to Speech - audible speech from text (AT&T Labs Research)
X-ray videos of speech production in English and French (Kevin Munhall, Queen's Univ, Kingston, Canada)
Kiel Institute of Phonetics and Digital Speech Processing

Daniel Jones, Cardinal Vowels

Dennis Klatt (1987), Milestones in Speech Synthesis (a different arrangement of “Klatt’s History…” above)

 

Some Resource Sites for Speech Communication

Diane Kewley-Port's 'Acoustics of Speech' page   Acoustic analysis, technology, tools, tutorials, etc.
UC Santa Cruz Speech Research Page   A long list of speech perception and speech processing sites.
University of Amsterdam Speech and Language Index   Includes conferences, dictionaries, etc.
MBROLA   A freely available multilingual speech synthesizer developed at TCTS Lab, Mons, Belgium

Speech Intelligibility Index
Articulation Index of Fletcher and Galt
Praat Speech Analysis Software 
Alvin - Experiment control software
TubeTalker Speech Synthesis

TIMIT Acoustic-Phonetic Continuous Speech Corpus
National Center for Voice and Speech  Vocal health, tutorials, information
3D Vocal Tract Images: MRI, CT
Vocal Tract Visualization Laboratory
Speech Processing and Auditory Perception Laboratory

Related Professional Organizations

ISCA - International Speech Communications Association
ISPhS - International Society of Phonetic Sciences
IAFPA - International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics
IPA - International Phonetic Association

ACSS - Auditory Cognitive Science Society

ASHA - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

 


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