P.hd in English:General and Applied Speech SciencesJawaharlal Nehru University
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- New delhi
P.hd in English:General and Applied Speech Sciences
This course is a survey of current research in areas and issues in Biolinguistics. It also proposes to cover a variety of approaches to language design (as a biological system) and the evolution of language. Some of the major areas of research will be covered in the following sections:
s Acquisition of speech and language
s Cognition and perception studies through different disorders of communication.
s Studies in lateralization and localization of language in brain through imaging techniques.
s Genes and language/speech.
s Speech and voice patterns of genetically related people
s Language and evolution
The Centre conducts a number of courses in the area of acoustics and experimental phonetics. Various techniques used in the study of speech sounds are introduced. Although the programme does include experimental methods and technology employed in articulatory phonetics, the thrust is on the study of acoustic aspect of speech sounds. The students are familiarized with various programmes available for speech signal processing and their applications. Some of the major applications of speech sciences introduced are: Speech Pathology, therapeutic and rehabilitative practices in the area of speech and hearing; speaker identification studies and cryptology, speech and voice modulation, diction for media etc.