SPSC2003 Acoustics of Speech and Hearing

Frequently Asked Questions

in Acoustics of Speech and Hearing

Answers to questions asked by students studying the Acoustics of Speech and Hearing can be found at the site www.speechandhearing.net. The collection can be searched on words occurring in questions and by keyword. You can search for questions relating to Weeks 1-1 to 1-9 by entering the week number in the search box (e.g. [ 1-1 ]).

You can look up definitions for terms in the Speech Internet Dictionary - SID.

in Deafness

The Royal National Institute for Deaf has prepared a number of factsheets about hearing and deafness.

in Linguistics

The Linguistics Society of America FAQ has descriptions of a range of sub-fields of study in linguistics, including:

  • An Overview by G. Nunberg/T. Wasow
  • Applied Linguistics by G. R. Tucker
  • Computers and Language by J. Hobbs
  • Discourse Analysis by D. Tannen
  • Endangered Languages by A. Woodbury
  • Grammar by S. Chung/G. Pullum
  • History of Linguistics by F. Newmeyer
  • Language and Brain by S. Crain

They also have a set of Linguistics FAQs with extended answers to a small number of important questions, including:

  • Why do some people have an accent?
  • Why can't computers use English?
  • Is English Changing?
  • How can I communicate with a relative who's had a stroke?
  • Does the language I use affect the way I think?
  • Bilingualism
  • What is an endangered language?
  • Language Acquisition