Alcohol and Speech by Steven B. Chin;David B. Pisoni

By Steven B. Chin;David B. Pisoni

''Alcohol and Speech'' serves as a unmarried, unifying reference resource for these drawn to speech motor results obvious within the acoustic checklist, response occasions, speech verbal exchange concepts, and perceptual judgments. Written via a linguist and a psychologist, the publication offers an analytic orientation towards speech and alcohol with an emphasis on laboratory-based learn in acoustic-phonetics and speech technology. it's a finished evaluation of the results of alcohol on speech and compares many of the theoretical matters which shape this study. reviews of either alcohol and speech were infrequent simply because every one box has its personal experimental protocols, methodologies, and study agendas. This booklet fills a long-standing hole and is exclusive in offering either breadth of insurance and intensity of research. A case learn regarding the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound develops a number of the felony implications of this examine. It illustrates a unified standpoint for the examine of alcohol and speech. It comprises the advantage of years of analysis on alcohol and speech. It offers a wealth of analysis to investigators in a wide selection of disciplines: drugs, psychology, speech, forensics, legislation, and human components. It demonstrates how alcohol and speech examine applies in a pragmatic state of affairs: the Exxon Valdez grounding. It incorporates a thesaurus in addition to a variety of tables and graphs for a fast review of information and effects.

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An additional goal of this book is to review and analyze this particular case to determine the extent to which current speech analysis techniques can be used in forensic settings to assess the degree of impairment from alcohol and other drugs from samples of speech. Testimony by expert witnesses for both the plaintiffs and the defense in this case identified a number of important areas in which additional basic research on alcohol and speech is needed before a complete scientific understanding would be possible so that this new methodology could be used confidently in forensic situations.

Each group of researchers has something unique to contribute to the understanding of how alcohol affects speech. As in many other areas of scientific research, it is not surprising that the most important and difficult problems for future research on alcohol and speech lie at the intersection of both of these research disciplines, and it is here that the greatest gains in knowledge can be made over the next few years. This monograph provides psychologists, linguists, forensic scientists, speech pathologists, speech scientists, and jurists with a comprehensive review and interpretation of past research on the effects of alcohol on speech, as well as a comparison of the different theoretical concerns that inform such research.

A different random ordering of both words and sentences was used for each of the two tapes. The two remaining tapes were made in a similar manner, except that all of the sentences preceded all of the isolated words. , paragraph length or longer). The spondees and sentences were presented to talkers on a cathode-ray tube (CRT) display; the passages were typewritten separately on white paper. 2 Recording of Talkers A set of recordings was made for all five studies reported here and formed a digital database.

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