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Richard P. Meier, Chair CLA 4.304, Mailcode B5100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1701

Harvey M Sussman

Professor Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

R. P. Doherty, Sr. Centennial Professorship in Communication
Harvey M Sussman

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LIN 358S • Fundamentals Of Speech Science

41105 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am CLA 0.112
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Speech Science is the study of the acoustic, aerodynamic, neuromotor, articulatory, and perceptual basis of both producing and perceiving a speech signal. The course assumes no prior background. Speech production is first described by discussing the (1) respiratory system; (2) the laryngeal system; and the (3) vocal tract articulatory system. The acoustic shaping of the 'laryngeal buzz' into a speech sound is extensively discussed, with examples illustrating spectral analysis of speech. A thorough grounding in speech motor control introduces the student to the competing theoretical positions that seek to understand this conversion of linguistic representations to sound. Speech perception is studied by examining the (1) acoustic correlates/cues of phonemes; (2) perceptual abilities of infants; and (3) the possible role of neural feature detectors in decoding the speech signal. This course fulfills the Alternative Natural Science requirement.TextsNone. A course packet will be used.

LIN 393 • Neurolinguistics

41220 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm CLA 0.124
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Neurolinguistics is a survey-type course exploring selected subject areas within the broad field of cognitive neuroscience. The course begins with a comprehensive review of neuroanatomy/neurophysiology, emphasizing motor and sensory systems dealing with speech/language. The second topic area provides a historical perspective on the classic neurological debates and theories related to localizationist and holist views on the nature of language representation in the brain. Subsequent topics include representative studies incorporating various techniques to uncover and understand language mechanisms in brain tissue: in vivo brain stimulation; event-related evoked potentials, and brain imaging via PET and fMRI. The third major topic area is Aphasiology, emphasizing Broca's, Wernickes, and Conduction aphasia. Aphasia studies exploring syntactic and semantic processing as well as polyglot aphasia will be discussed. The final topic area is hemispheric specialization for language. Split brain studies and left versus right hemisphere abilities will be evaluated, as well as evidence for left hemisphere specialization in lower mammals and other primates.

Required texts:  Outside reading list (optional) and note packet (required).

LIN 350 • Language And The Brain

41480 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am BMC 2.106
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In this course you will learn the fundamentals of human brain structure and functionrelevant to speech and language processing. You will be provided with a complete review ofneuroanatomy (structure) and neurophysiology (function), as well as how neurons 'talk' to eachother across synapses. In addition, you will become familiar with the following: (1) current methods used to probe the neural bases of speech and language function: (2) the neuropathology of speech-language disturbance following brain injury, i.e., aphasia; and (3) left-right hemispheric specializations.  No prior background is assumed. The format is informal lecture-style with class participation encouraged. Course packet is used and essential.

Grading Policy: Grading is based on four objective (scantron) exams. No term paper.

LIN 358S • Fundamentals Of Speech Science

41340 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm CLA 0.112
show description

Speech Science is the study of the acoustic, aerodynamic, neuromotor, articulatory, and perceptual basis of both producing and perceiving a speech signal. The course assumes no prior background. Speech production is first described by discussing the (1) respiratory system; (2) the laryngeal system; and the (3) vocal tract articulatory system. The acoustic shaping of the 'laryngeal buzz' into a speech sound is extensively discussed, with examples illustrating spectral analysis of speech. A thorough grounding in speech motor control introduces the student to the competing theoretical positions that seek to understand this conversion of linguistic representations to sound. Speech perception is studied by examining the (1) acoustic correlates/cues of phonemes; (2) perceptual abilities of infants; and (3) the possible role of neural feature detectors in decoding the speech signal. This course fulfills the Alternative Natural Science requirement.
Texts

None. A course packet will be used.

LIN 393 • Neurolinguistics

41429 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm PAR 305
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Neurolinguistics is a survey-type course exploring selected subject areas within the broad field of cognitive neuroscience. The course begins with a comprehensive review of neuroanatomy/neurophysiology, emphasizing motor and sensory systems dealing with speech/language. The second topic area provides a historical perspective on the classic neurological debates and theories related to localizationist and holist views on the nature of language representation in the brain. Subsequent topics include representative studies incorporating various techniques to uncover and understand language mechanisms in brain tissue: in vivo brain stimulation; event-related evoked potentials, and brain imaging via PET and fMRI. The third major topic area is Aphasiology, emphasizing Broca's, Wernickes, and Conduction aphasia. Aphasia studies exploring syntactic and semantic processing as well as polyglot aphasia will be discussed. The final topic area is hemispheric specialization for language. Split brain studies and left versus right hemisphere abilities will be evaluated, as well as evidence for left hemisphere specialization in lower mammals and other primates.

Required texts:  Outside reading list (optional) and note packet (required).

LIN 350 • Language And The Brain

40950 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 930am-1100am GSB 2.124
show description

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of human brain structure and functionrelevant to speech and language processing. You will be provided with a complete review ofneuroanatomy (structure) and neurophysiology (function), as well as how neurons 'talk' to eachother across synapses. In addition, you will become familiar with the following: (1) current methods used to probe the neural bases of speech and language function: (2) the neuropathology of speech-language disturbance following brain injury, i.e., aphasia; and (3) left-right hemispheric specializations.  No prior background is assumed. The format is informal lecture-style with class participation encouraged. Course packet is used and essential.

Grading Policy: Grading is based on four objective (scantron) exams. No term paper.

LIN 393 • Neurolinguistics

41060 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GAR 2.124
show description

Neurolinguistics is a survey-type course exploring selected subject areas within the broad field of cognitive neuroscience. The course begins with a comprehensive review of neuroanatomy/neurophysiology, emphasizing motor and sensory systems dealing with speech/language. The second topic area provides a historical perspective on the classic neurological debates and theories related to localizationist and holist views on the nature of language representation in the brain. Subsequent topics include representative studies incorporating various techniques to uncover and understand language mechanisms in brain tissue: in vivo brain stimulation; event-related evoked potentials, and brain imaging via PET and fMRI. The third major topic area is Aphasiology, emphasizing Broca's, Wernickes, and Conduction aphasia. Aphasia studies exploring syntactic and semantic processing as well as polyglot aphasia will be discussed. The final topic area is hemispheric specialization for language. Split brain studies and left versus right hemisphere abilities will be evaluated, as well as evidence for left hemisphere specialization in lower mammals and other primates.

Required texts:  Outside reading list (optional) and note packet (required).

LIN 358S • Fundamentals Of Speech Science

40785 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm BMC 2.106
show description

Speech Science is the study of the acoustic, aerodynamic, neuromotor, articulatory, and perceptual basis of both producing and perceiving a speech signal. The course assumes no prior background. Speech production is first described by discussing the (1) respiratory system; (2) the laryngeal system; and the (3) vocal tract articulatory system. The acoustic shaping of the 'laryngeal buzz' into a speech sound is extensively discussed, with examples illustrating spectral analysis of speech. A thorough grounding in speech motor control introduces the student to the competing theoretical positions that seek to understand this conversion of linguistic representations to sound. Speech perception is studied by examining the (1) acoustic correlates/cues of phonemes; (2) perceptual abilities of infants; and (3) the possible role of neural feature detectors in decoding the speech signal. This course fulfills the Alternative Natural Science requirement.
Texts

None. A course packet will be used.

LIN 350 • Language And The Brain

40800 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 930am-1100am GSB 2.124
show description

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of human brain structure and functionrelevant to speech and language processing.  You will be provided with a complete review ofneuroanatomy (structure) and neurophysiology (function), as well as how neurons 'talk' to eachother across synapses.  In addition, you will become familiar with the following: (1) current methods used to probe the neural  bases of speech and language function: (2) the neuropathology of speech-language disturbance following brain injury, i.e., aphasia; and (3) left-right hemispheric specializations.  No prior background is assumed.  The format is informal lecture-style with class participation encouraged. Course packet is used and essential.Grading Policy: Grading is based on four objective (scantron) exams. No term paper.

LIN 393 • Neurolinguistics

40920 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm PAR 310
show description

Neurolinguistics is a survey-type course exploring selected subject areas within the broad field of cognitive neuroscience. The course begins with a comprehensive review of neuroanatomy/neurophysiology, emphasizing motor and sensory systems dealing with speech/language. The second topic area provides a historical perspective on the classic neurological debates and theories related to localizationist and holist views on the nature of language representation in the brain. Subsequent topics include representative studies incorporating various techniques to uncover and understand language mechanisms in brain tissue: in vivo brain stimulation; event-related evoked potentials, and brain imaging via PET and fMRI. The third major topic area is Aphasiology, emphasizing Broca's, Wernickes, and Conduction aphasia. Aphasia studies exploring syntactic and semantic processing as well as polyglot aphasia will be discussed. The final topic area is hemispheric specialization for language. Split brain studies and left versus right hemisphere abilities will be evaluated, as well as evidence for left hemisphere specialization in lower mammals and other primates.Texts:Outside reading list (optional) and note packet (required).

LIN 358S • Fundamentals Of Speech Science

40715 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm WAG 214
show description

Speech Science is the study of the acoustic, aerodynamic, neuromotor, articulatory, and perceptual basis of both producing and perceiving a speech signal. The course assumes no prior background. Speech production is first described by discussing the (1) respiratory system; (2) the laryngeal system; and the (3) vocal tract articulatory system. The acoustic shaping of the 'laryngeal buzz' into a speech sound is extensively discussed, with examples illustrating spectral analysis of speech. A thorough grounding in speech motor control introduces the student to the competing theoretical positions that seek to understand this conversion of linguistic representations to sound. Speech perception is studied by examining the (1) acoustic correlates/cues of phonemes; (2) perceptual abilities of infants; and (3) the possible role of neural feature detectors in decoding the speech signal. This course fulfills the Alternative Natural Science requirement.
Texts

None. A course packet will be used.

LIN 350 • Language And The Brain

41120 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 930am-1100am CAL 100
show description

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of human brain structure and function
relevant to speech and language processing.  You will be provided with a complete review of
neuroanatomy (structure) and neurophysiology (function), as well as how neurons 'talk' to each
other across synapses.  In addition, you will become familiar with the following: (1) current methods
used to probe the neural  bases of speech and language function: (2) the neuropathology of speech-
language disturbance following brain injury, i.e., aphasia; and (3) left-right hemispheric specializations.  

No prior background is assumed.  

The format is informal lecture-style with class participation encouraged. Course packet is used and essential.

Grading Policy:
Grading is based on four objective (scantron) exams. No term paper.

LIN 393 • Neurolinguistics

41255 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm PAR 101
show description

Neurolinguistics is a survey-type course exploring selected subject areas within the broad field of cognitive neuroscience. The course begins with a comprehensive review of neuroanatomy/neurophysiology, emphasizing motor and sensory systems dealing with speech/language. The second topic area provides a historical perspective on the classic neurological debates and theories related to localizationist and holist views on the nature of language representation in the brain. Subsequent topics include representative studies incorporating various techniques to uncover and understand language mechanisms in brain tissue: in vivo brain stimulation; event-related evoked potentials, and brain imaging via PET and fMRI. The third major topic area is Aphasiology, emphasizing Broca's, Wernickes, and Conduction aphasia. Aphasia studies exploring syntactic and semantic processing as well as polyglot aphasia will be discussed. The final topic area is hemispheric specialization for language. Split brain studies and left versus right hemisphere abilities will be evaluated, as well as evidence for left hemisphere specialization in lower mammals and other primates.

 

Texts:
Outside reading list (optional) and note packet (required).

LIN 358S • Fundamentals Of Speech Science

40730 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm WAG 420
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Course Description

Speech Science is the study of the acoustic, aerodynamic, neuromotor, articulatory, and perceptual basis of both producing and perceiving a speech signal. The course assumes no prior background. Speech production is first described by discussing the (1) respiratory system; (2) the laryngeal system; and the (3) vocal tract articulatory system. The acoustic shaping of the 'laryngeal buzz' into a speech sound is extensively discussed, with examples illustrating spectral analysis of speech. A thorough grounding in speech motor control introduces the student to the competing theoretical positions that seek to understand this conversion of linguistic representations to sound. Speech perception is studied by examining the (1) acoustic correlates/cues of phonemes; (2) perceptual abilities of infants; and (3) the possible role of neural feature detectors in decoding the speech signal. This course fulfills the Alternative Natural Science requirement.
Texts

None. A course packet will be used.

LIN 350 • Language And The Brain

41145 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 930-1100 CAL 100
show description

For detailed Course Schedule, download attachment.

 

LIN 393 • Neurolinguistics

41275 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm PAR 101
show description

For detailed Course Schedule, download attachment.

LIN 358S • Fundamentals Of Speech Science

41500 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BUR 216
show description

Speech Science is the study of the acoustic, aerodynamic, neuromotor, articulatory, and perceptual basis of both producing and perceiving a speech signal. The course assumes no prior background. Speech production is first described by discussing the (1) respiratory system; (2) the laryngeal system; and the (3) vocal tract articulatory system. The acoustic shaping of the 'laryngeal buzz' into a speech sound is extensively discussed, with examples illustrating spectral analysis of speech. A thorough grounding in speech motor control introduces the student to the competing theoretical positions that seek to understand this conversion of linguistic representations to sound. Speech perception is studied by examining the (1) acoustic correlates/cues of phonemes; (2) perceptual abilities of infants; and (3) the possible role of neural feature detectors in decoding the speech signal. This course fulfills the Alternative Natural Science requirement.
Texts

None. A course packet will be used.

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