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Speech Motor Control: New developments in basic and applied research

Ben Maassen and Pascal van Lieshout


Speaking is not only the basic mode of communication, but also the most complex motor skill humans can perform. Disorders of speech and language are the most common sequelae of brain disease or injury, a condition faced by millions of people each year. Health care practitioners need to interact with scientists in order to develop and evaluate new methods of clinical diagnosis and therapy to help their patients overcome or compensate their communication difficulties. In recent years, collaboration between those in the disciplines of neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, mathematical modelling, ... More

Keywords: speaking, communication, motor skill, neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, mathematical modelling, neuroscientists, speech science, speech motor control, speech disorders

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199235797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Maassen, editor
Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) & University Medical Center, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Pascal van Lieshout, editor
Department of Speech Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Canada

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Section 1 Modelling of speech production

Chapter 2 Phonemic, sensory, and motor representations in an action-based neurocomputational model of speech production

Bernd J. Kröger, Peter Birkholz, Anja Lowit, and Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube

Chapter 4 Variability of North American English /r/ production in response to palatal perturbation

Mark K. Tiede, Suzanne E. Boyce, Carol Y. Espy-Wilson, and Vincent L. Gracco

Section 2 Genetics and neurology

Chapter 5 Brain imaging in children

Soo-Eun Chang, and Christy L. Ludlow

Chapter 6 Motor speech profile in relation to site of brain pathology: a developmental perspective

Angela Morgan, Frédérique Liégeois, and Faraneh Vargha-Khadem

Section 3 Speech motor development

Chapter 9 Lip rounding anticipatory control: crosslinguistically lawful and ontogenetically attuned

Aude Noiray, Marie-Agnès Cathiard, Lucie Ménard, and Christian Abry

Section 4 Fluency disorders

Chapter 11 Speech motor variability in people who stutter

Pascal van Lieshout, and Aravind K. Namasivayam

Chapter 12 Speech motor timing and fluency

Peter Howell, Andrew Anderson, and Jorge Lucero

Section 5 Clinical impact

Chapter 14 Developmental models of childhood apraxia of speech

Ben Maassen, Lian Nijland, and Hayo Terband

Section 6 Methods

Chapter 20 Five-dimensional articulography

Phil Hoole, and Andreas Zierdt

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