Speech Communication

Speech Communication Technical Committee

Scope of Scientific Activities

We are a special-interest group of about 950 scientists within the ASA concerned with the study of the production, transmission, and perception of spoken language, including the following:

  • The acoustic, physiological, psychological, and linguistic phenomena related to the human speech process
  • Speech-transmission systems
  • Machine processing of speech, including speech analysis, synthesis and automatic recognition
  • The measurement and assessment of speech as to its intelligibility and quality.
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Thus, we come from many different disciplines, including at least physics, speech and hearing science, experimental psychology, linguistics, electrical engineering, etc.

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Please read the new proposed �Scope of Scientific Activities� of the SCTC and send any comments to sctc-scope@geoff-morrison.net (Subcommittee: Geoff Morrison, Tessa Bent, Brad Story, and Ben Munson).

 

Chair of Technical Committee

Benjamin Munson
Associate Professor

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Email: munso005@umn.edu

http://www.tc.umn.edu/~munso005/

Forensic Acoustics Subcommittee

http://asa.forensic-acoustics.net/

Klatt’s History of Speech Synthesis

(audio clips from his 1987 JASA article)

Interesting Speech Web Sites

Acoustic Photics (University of Delaware)
Klatt Synthesizer (1980)
Animated vocal fold oscillations and other articulation demos (UCLA Linguistics. Check their Demos and Illustrations page)
Sinewave synthesis of speech (from Haskins Labs)
TTS Text to Speech – audible speech from text (AT&T Labs Research)
X-ray videos of speech production in English and French (Kevin Munhall, Queen’s Univ, Kingston, Canada)
Kiel Institute of Phonetics and Digital Speech Processing

Daniel Jones, Cardinal Vowels

Dennis Klatt (1987), Milestones in Speech Synthesis (a different arrangement of Klatts History above)

 

Some Major Journals

JASA
JSLHR
IEEE Transactions on Speech & Audio Processing
Speech Communication
Language and Speech
Computer Speech and Language.

 

Some Resource Sites for Speech Communication

Diane Kewley-Port’s ‘Acoustics of Speech‘ page Acoustic analysis, technology, tools, tutorials, etc.
UC Santa Cruz Speech Research Page A long list of speech perception and speech processing sites.
University of Amsterdam Speech and Language Index Includes conferences, dictionaries, etc.
MBROLA A freely available multilingual speech synthesizer developed at TCTS Lab, Mons, Belgium

Speech Intelligibility Index
Articulation Index of Fletcher and Galt
Praat Speech Analysis Software

Alvin – Experiment control software

TubeTalker Speech Synthesis

3D Vocal Tract Images: MRI, CT

Vocal Tract Visualization Laboratory

Speech Processing and Auditory Perception Laboratory

Professional Organizations

ISCA – International Speech Communications Association
ISPhS – International Society of Phonetic Sciences
IAFPA – International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics
IPA – International Phonetic Association

ACSS – Auditory Cognitive Science Society

ASHA – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Support for Students

Student Paper Award. The best paper in a Speech Communication session of the Society that is authored primarily by a student receives the Dennis Klatt Award (and a couple hundred dollars)

Student Travel Awards. Travel support for students to attend Society meetings. Applications must be submitted well before the meeting.

Student Receptions. At Society meetings a reception is held for students that offers an opportunity to meet invited senior members. For details see announcements for specific meetings of the Society.

The Raymond T. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Production
More information and an application form are available at the ASA Fellowships page.

Current Members of the STC*

Term to 2013

 

Augustine Agwuele

Tessa C. Bent: tessabent.com

Carol Y. Espy-Wilson

Helen M. Hanson

Michael B. Porter

Athanasios Katsamanis

Jody E. Kreiman

Shrikanth S. Narayanan: sail.usc.edu/shri

Sona Patel

Tarun Pruthi

Christine H. Shadle

Patrick Wolfe

Xinhui Zhou

 

Term to 2012

 

Jean E. Andruski

Suzanne E. Boyce

Bruce R. Gerratt

Susan G. Guion

Jelena Krivokapic

Conor T. McLennan

Rajka Smiljanic

Mitchell S. Sommers

Brad H. Story: sal.shs.arizona.edu/~bstory

Joan E. Sussman

Scott L. Thomson

Jennel C. Vick

 

 

Term to 2011

 

Fredericka Bell-Berti

Ann Bradlow

Kate Bunton

Dani Byrd: www-rcf.usc.edu/~dbyrd/

Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

Rachel Frush Holt

Zhaoyan Zhang

 

 

Ex officio

 

Anders Lofqvist, member of Medals and Awards Committee

Jody E. Kreiman, member of Membership Committee

Shrikanth S. Narayanan, member of ASACOS

Christian Stilp, member of Student Council

 

 

*Based on Acoustical Society of America Technical, Administrative, and Ad-Hoc Committees, April 2010-May 2011

Support for Students at Society Meetings

Student Paper Award. The best paper in a Speech Communication session of the Society that is authored primarily by a student receives the Dennis Klatt Award (and a couple hundred dollars)
Student Travel Awards. Travel support for students to attend Society meetings. Applications must be submitted well before the meeting.
Student Receptions. At Society meetings a reception is held for students that offers an opportunity to meet invited senior members. For details see announcements for specific meetings of the Society.
The Raymond T. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Production
More information and an application form are available at the ASA Fellowships page.