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Spoken Communication
Editor: Massimo Pettorino, Antonella Giannini, Isabella Chiari and Francesca Dovetto
Date Of Publication: Sep 2010
Isbn13: 978-1-4438-2276-3
Isbn: 1-4438-2276-0

The overall goal of the volume is to offer an extensive and qualified description of the current research that may stimulate genuine attention on Spoken communication.

The volume gives updated insights on theoretical aspects, specific case studies and the issues of speech representation as well. In the first part different aspects of the cognitive and pragmatic perspectives are analyzed. An insightful account of language pathologies, multimodal spoken dialog interaction and voice expressiveness is given in part two, while sign languages, representation of intonation and automatic detection of disfluencies in speech transcriptions are investigated in the last section.

Massimo Pettorino is professor of phonetics at the Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale and director of the GSCP (Gruppo di Studio sulla Comunicazione Parlata) special interest group on spoken communication of the Italian linguistics society (SLI). His studies are related to phonetics with particular attention to the articulatory and acoustic correlates of some linguistic phenomena in different languages. At present he is studying the rhythmical and prosodic aspects of spoken communication.


Antonella Giannini is professor at the Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale. She works in the fields of prosody and articulatory and acoustic phonetics. Her research includes: devoicing of Polish stops, emphatic consonants in Arabic, aspirated/unaspirated stops in Hindi, coarticulation in Italian and French, Dagbani consonantal system, cliks in Zulu and hesitation phenomena in spontaneous Italian.


Isabella Chiari (PhD) is research fellow in "La Sapienza" University of Rome where she teaches General and Computational Linguistics. She is mostly involved in methodological and theoretical issues in computational and statistical linguistics.


Francesca M. Dovetto is associate professor of Linguistics at the University of Naples Federico II. Her research interests are in linguistic historiography, with particular attention to the interactions between linguistics and natural sciences (phisiology, production and language perception, speech-language pathologies), etymology, lexicon and morphology of written and spoken Italian.

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