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

part I|65 pages

History, scope, and techniques

chapter 1|25 pages

History of speech synthesis

chapter 3|21 pages

Under-researched languages

Phonetic results from language archives

part II|144 pages

Physiological basis of speech and hearing

part III|140 pages

Theories and models of speech perception and production

part V|138 pages

Applications and extensions