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The Handbook of Speech Perception


"The Handbook includes a rich and comprehensive set of papers providing a state-of-the-art view of current research on speech perception. David Pisoni and Robert Remez have done a remarkable job in pulling together this broad and important range of topics contributed by many of the leading researchers in the field. The chapters are well-written, interesting, and provocative. Taken together, The Handbook of Speech Perception provides an exciting, stimulating, and informative set of readings that is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about this important field of research."
–Sheila E. Blumstein, Brown University

"This is a most welcome book. For the expert who is well aware of the complexity of the issues and methods in speech perception, this handbook is a godsend for its thoroughness. It covers the field from a to z including, most notably, extended examination of the challenges that speech variability presents to the listener and that special listeners face. For the student or researcher from outside the field, the handbook is a lively introduction to the extraordinary progress that the study of speech perception has enjoyed over the last few decades."
–Gary Dell, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"This real treasury marks the maturity of the field of speech perception, making the whole body of work widely available in one volume as never before. The core of experimental studies in young adults that defined the field 30 years ago was based in phonology, acoustic phonetics, perception psychology, and physiology. The editors are to be congratulated on updating these roots, while reflecting the kaleidoscopic extension into studies with infants, the elderly, and distinct patient groups, and consolidating the link to neuroscience."
–Mark Haggard, MRC, Cambridge, UK

"This is a necessary volume. At a time when advances in our understanding of speech perception are as likely to come from functional imaging techniques, Optimality Theory, or the study of speech perception mediated by cochlear implants, researchers need a single volume that captures the state of inquiry across the spectrum of speech research. Pisoni and Remez have assembled a wonderful resource."
–David W. Gow, Jr., The Massachusetts General Hospital

"With the addition of this volume to the Blackwell series of handbooks in linguistics, the study of speech perception takes its rightful place as an independent and mature subdiscipline of linguistics. Covering a wide range of topics, from the encoding and neural representation of speech to the recognition of linguistic and paralinguistic properties by a variety of listener populations, this volume both surveys the current landscape of speech perception research and sets an agenda for the future development of the field."
–Ann Bradlow, Northwestern University

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