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6.541J Speech Communication
(Same subject as 24.968J, HST.710J)
Prereq.: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-1-8
Offered every year in the spring term.
Survey of structural properties of natural languages, with special emphasis on the sound pattern. Representation of the lexicon. Physiology of speech production, articulatory phonetics. Acoustical theory of speech production; acoustical and articulatory descriptions of phonetic features and of prosodic aspects of speech. Perception of speech. Models of lexical access and of speech production and planning. Applications to recognition and generation of speech by machine, and to the study of speech disorders. Recommended prerequisite: mathematical background equivalent to 6.003.
K. N. Stevens, S. Shattuck-Hufnagel

6.542J Laboratory on the Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception of Speech
(Same subject as 24.966J, HST.712J)
Prereq.: Permission of instructor
Units: 2-2-8
Offered every odd-numbered year in the fall term.
Experimental investigations of speech processes. Topics: measurement of articulatory movements; measurements of pressures and airflows in speech production; computer-aided waveform analysis and spectral analysis of speech; synthesis of speech; perception and discrimination of speechlike sounds; speech prosody; models for speech recognition; speech disorders; and other topics. Recommended prerequisites: 6.002 or 18.03. 4 Engineering Design Points.
K. N. Stevens, J. S. Perkell, S. Shattuck-Hufnagel

6.551J Acoustics of Speech and Hearing
(Same subject as HST.714J)
Prereq.: 8.03 and 6.003 or permission of instructor
Units: 4-1-7
Offered every year in the fall term.
Provides acoustical background necessary to understand the role of sound in speech communication. Analyzes constraints imposed by the properties of sound and human anatomy on speech production (sound production from airflow and filtering by the vocal tract); auditory physiology (transformation of acoustical waves in the air to mechanical vibrations of cochlear structures); and sound perception (spatial hearing, masking, and auditory frequency selectivity). 4 Engineering Design Points.
L. D. Braida, J. J. Rosowski, C. Shera, K. N. Stevens

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