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Language Perception and Production

In this free course on language perception, learn about Mental Processes and Societal Implications of Speech Perception.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this free online training in Language Perception and Production, you will learn about the concepts of speech perception. You will see how perceptional narrowing is used to understand the many variations of speech sounds. You will also study the structures in the brain and the vocal tract that supports speech, and the social values of speech production. Anyone in the field of Language or Linguistics will benefit from studying this course.
Language Perception and Production
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    4-5 Hours
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The theory of Speech Perception and Production is discussed in this free online course. The first section focuses on the mental processes that enable the production of speech sounds. You will learn how vowels and consonants are articulated and how speech is translated into thought. You will also study the theories of speech perception and the principles of translational probability.

The next section will discuss the significance of consonants and vowels. You will learn about the structures of the vocal tract and their properties. The areas of the brain responsible for producing speech sound will be identified and you will come to understand how these areas interact together to produce the speech sound.

The last section introduces Feedforward and Feedback control systems. You will learn about the Ventral Stream Model and the Dorsal Stream Model, and you will see how these combine to achieve Speech Production. The seven stages of babbling will be highlighted and the varieties of speech errors in children such as the residual speech error will also be explained. This language perception course will be beneficial to those studying Linguistics, or any related courses. It will also benefit those who simply want to improve their learning and understanding of these subjects. Why wait! Start this course today!

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