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 email@example.com (Subcommittee: Geoff Morrison, Tessa Bent, Brad Story, and Ben Munson).
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
University of South Florida
Rachel Gilbert is the SCTC student representative. Some specific information relevant to students include:
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.
Raymond T. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Production
More information and an application form are available at the ASA Fellowships page.
Term to 2017
Term to 2016
Term to 2015
Mitchell S. Sommers
Tessa C. Bent
Charles B. Chang
Helen M. Hanson
Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Christine H. Shadle
Maureen L. Stone
Emily Q. Wang
Peter J. Watson
Suzanne E. Boyce
Bruce R. Gerratt
Eric J. Hunter
Conor T. McLennan
Geoffrey S. Morrison
Brad H. Story
Scott L. Thomson
Peter J. Watson
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
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
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
Dennis Klatt (1987), Milestones in Speech Synthesis (a different arrangement of “Klatt’s History…” above)
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
ISCA - International Speech Communications Association
ISPhS - International Society of Phonetic Sciences
IAFPA - International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics
IPA - International Phonetic Association
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last updated on 2014-05-03