The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics provides a comprehensive and up-to-date compilation of research, history and techniques in phonetics. With contributions from 41 prominent authors from North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, and including over 130 figures to illustrate key points, this handbook covers all the most important areas in the field, including:

• the history and scope of techniques used, including speech synthesis, vocal tract imaging techniques, and obtaining information on under-researched languages from language archives;

• the physiological bases of speech and hearing, including auditory, articulatory, and neural explanations of hearing, speech, and language processes;

• theories and models of speech perception and production related to the processing of consonants, vowels, prosody, tone, and intonation;

• linguistic phonetics, with discussions of the phonetics-phonology interface, sound change, second language acquisition, sociophonetics, and second language teaching research;

• applications and extensions, including phonetics and gender, clinical phonetics, and forensic phonetics.

The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics will be indispensable reading for students and practitioners in the fields of speech, language, linguistics and hearing sciences.


chapter |6 pages

Editors’ introduction

A handbook of phonetics
ByWilliam F. Katz, Peter F. Assmann

part I|65 pages

History, scope, and techniques

chapter 1|25 pages

History of speech synthesis

ByBrad H. Story

chapter 2|17 pages

Advances in vocal tract imaging and analysis

ByAsterios Toutios, Dani Byrd, Louis Goldstein, Shrikanth Narayanan

chapter 3|21 pages

Under-researched languages

Phonetic results from language archives
ByD.H. Whalen, Joyce McDonough

part II|144 pages

Physiological basis of speech and hearing

chapter 4|32 pages

The phonetics of voice 1

ByMarc Garellek

chapter 5|19 pages

Articulatory phonetics

ByBryan Gick, Murray Schellenberg, Ian Stavness, Ryan C. Taylor

chapter 6|38 pages

Neural bases of speech production

ByJason W. Bohland, Jason A. Tourville, Frank H. Guenther

chapter 7|29 pages

Phonetics and the auditory system

ByMatthew B. Winn, Christian E. Stilp

chapter 8|24 pages

The neural basis for auditory and audiovisual speech perception

ByJonathan E. Peelle

part III|140 pages

Theories and models of speech perception and production

chapter 9|45 pages

The acoustics and perception of North American English vowels

ByJames M. Hillenbrand

chapter 10|25 pages

The phonetic properties of consonants

ByMarija Tabain

chapter 11|25 pages

Theories and models of speech perception

ByMichael Kiefte, Terrance M. Nearey

chapter 12|43 pages

Prosody, tone, and intonation

ByYi Xu

part IV|139 pages

Linguistic/perceptual phonetics

chapter 13|42 pages

The interface between phonetics and phonology

ByJohn Kingston

chapter 14|26 pages

The phonetic basis of the origin and spread of sound change

ByJonathan Harrington, Felicitas Kleber, Ulrich Reubold, Florian Schiel, Mary Stevens

chapter 15|21 pages

The phonetics of second language learning and bilingualism

ByCharles B. Chang

chapter 16|25 pages

Innovations in sociophonetics

ByErik R. Thomas

chapter 17|23 pages

Phonetics and second language teaching research

ByMurray J. Munro, Tracey M. Derwing

part V|138 pages

Applications and extensions

chapter 18|27 pages

The phonetics of sex and gender

ByBenjamin Munson, Molly Babel

chapter 19|44 pages

New horizons in clinical phonetics

ByWilliam F. Katz

chapter 20|29 pages

Vocal-tract models in phonetic teaching and research

ByTakayuki Arai

chapter 21|36 pages

Introduction to forensic voice comparison

ByGeoffrey Stewart Morrison, Ewald Enzinger