Speech Acoustic Analysis

Volume 1 - Spoken Language Linguistics SET Coordinated by Philippe Martin

Speech Acoustic Analysis

Philippe Martin, Université Paris Diderot, France

ISBN : 9781786303196

Publication Date : January 2021

Hardcover 198 pp

165.00 USD



This book examines the principles and mechanisms of each type of speech acoustic analysis, step by step, while maintaining a close link between the physiological properties and the acoustic characteristics of phonation.

Illustrated with accessible mathematical formulations, this didactic book explains the physical bases and mathematical principles of speech analysis, as implemented by commonly available software. Thus, everyone will be able to understand the properties and limitations of these tools, and avoid the misinterpretations and errors often encountered by overconfident or automated use in their implementation.

Speech Acoustic Analysis, which focuses on the physical and mathematical principles underlying the acoustic analysis of speech, is intended for students and teachers of phonetics and linguistics.


1. Sound.
2. Sound Conservation.
3. Harmonic Analysis.
4. The Production of Speech Sounds.
5. Source-filter Model Analysis.
6. Spectrograms.
7. Fundamental Frequency and Intensity.
8. Articulatory Models.

About the authors

Philippe Martin is Professor Emeritus of the Université Paris Diderot in France and of the University of Toronto in Canada. He is a specialist in phonetics and phonology of intonation and has developed hardware and software devices for the acoustic analysis of speech and for annotation and analysis of large oral corpora (WinPitch).

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