chapter  60
Voice and speech production
ByPaul Carding, Lesley Mathieson
Pages 6

INTRODUCTION This chapter outlines how humans produce speech and voice. The characteristics of the glottal source (vocal fold vibration) are described. How the sound is modified within the oral tract is then addressed in detail. This is followed by a brief explanation of the fundamental principles of speech and articulation. Finally, the importance of the paralinguistic features of voice and speech are described.