The author shares his conversations with professional speaker Steve Siebold about Siebold's personal career path and business choices, as well as Siebold's business opinions and advice to others in the field.
Phonetically reduced forms are plentiful, theoretically interesting, and a key challenge for automatic speech recognition systems. Yet canonical forms are still central to models of production and perception. Drawing from different fields and diverse languages, this volume brings new insights to the debate on abstractions and canonical forms in linguistics: their psychological reality, descriptive adequacy, and technical implementability.
This volume features the complete text of all regular papers, posters, and summaries of symposia presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Papers have been loosely grouped by topic, and an author index is provided in the back. In hopes of facilitating searches of this work, an electronic index on the Internet's World Wide Web is provided. Titles, authors, and summaries of all the papers published here have been placed in an online database which may be freely searched by anyone. You can reach the Web site at: http: //www.cse.ucsd.edu/events/cogsci96/proceedings. You may view the table of contents for this volume on the LEA Web site at: http: //www.erlbaum.com.
This collection of papers from Eighth Conference on Laboratory Phonology (held in New Haven, CT) explores what laboratory data that can tell us about the nature of speakers' phonological competence and how they acquire it, and outlines models of the human phonological capacity that can meet the challenge of formalizing that competence. The window on the phonological capacity is broadened by including, for the first time in the Laboratory Phonology series, work on signed languages and papers that explicitly compare signed and spoken phonologies. A major focus, cutting across signed and spoken phonologies, is that phonological competence must include both qualitative (or categorical) and quant...
Speech sound production is one of the most complex human activities: it is also one of the least well understood. This is perhaps not altogether surprising as many of the complex neurological and physiological processes involved in the generation and execution of a speech utterance remain relatively inaccessible to direct investigation, and must be inferred from careful scrutiny of the output of the system -from details of the movements of the speech organs themselves and the acoustic consequences of such movements. Such investigation of the speech output have received considerable impetus during the last decade from major technological advancements in computer science and biological transdu...
This book is a collection of Lee’s most important works, placed in a historical setting and contextualized through the commentaries of other leading researchers in the field. The contributors were selected on the basis of their standing in the field. Some have been directly involved in collaborations with Lee, while others have participated in public discussions on particular controversies. All contributors know David Lee well as a researcher and scholar, and some know him on a more personal level—as a student, supervisor, mentor, or friend. It is this mixture of involvements with David Lee and his writings that yields a unique exchange of ideas on the origins of movement. Closing the Gap: The Scientific Writings of David N. Lee is an invaluable resource for academics and postgraduate students studying perceptuo-motor control.
Purpose. Investigate whether a diode LASER pulpotomy with MTA sealing is an acceptable alternative to the formocresol-ZOE pulpotomy in human primary teeth. Methods. Randomized, single blind study was used with a sample of 16 children aged 3 to 8 years. Twenty-six pairs of teeth were selected based on clinical and radiographic criteria. One tooth from each pair was randomly assigned to either the LASER-MTA group or the formocresol-ZOE group. Teeth were followed up at 2.3, 5.2, 9.5 and 15.7 months. Primary investigator and a blinded clinician assessed radiographs. Failures were extracted and photographed. Conclusions. LASER-MTA pulpotomy displayed reduced radiographic success compared to formocresol-ZOE pulpotomy. These results were not statistically significant. Results. All teeth were clinically sound at each follow-up. Seven LASER-MTA treated teeth were radiographic failures compared to 3 formocresol-ZOE treated teeth. Results were not significant (p> 0.05). Photographic analysis revealed technique errors and signs of a disease process.