In this chapter you will learn about: i. how speech sounds are created through carefully coordinated overlapping articulatory gestures. ii. the International Phonetic Alphabet and how it provides a set of standardised symbols used to represent the speech sounds of the world's languages. iii. the categorisation of consonant and vowel sounds based on their articulatory and auditory features. iv. some aspects of phonetic length, pitch and loudness and how they are used to create the prosodic characteristics of stress, intonation and tone. v. how and when children learn to produce speech sounds. vi. difficulties with speech sound acquisition and ways to support when difficulties occur.
|Title of host publication||Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy|
|Editors||S. McLeod, J. McCormack|
|Place of Publication||Melbourne, Australia|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||51|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|