S702: Acoustic Research
in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Spring 2002, Section 4073
Jan. 22, 2002


Diane Kewley-Port, emergency email kewley@indiana.edu
AI Wen-hui Su, email Wen-Hui Su, emergency email wsu@indiana.edu

email: Use Oncourse:    https://oncourse.iu.edu/bl/

Websites: Oncourse:    https://oncourse.iu.edu/bl/ or http://www.indiana.edu/~acoustic

Required: Principles of Experimental Phonetics, Norman Lass (ed.), 1996, Mosby-Year Book, St. Louis, MO.
Recommended: Speech Communications Human and Machine, Douglas O'Shaughnessy, 2000, IEEE Press, New York.

The text will be supplemented by a set of readings. Students will have primary responsibility for presenting the readings, which will average three per class period (including text chapters). Readings will in part be selected with student input from a larger list, readfull.html. Many readings are from Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. The AI will make all readings (not in text) available for copying.

General Information: This course is part of the core doctoral curriculum in SPHS. One purpose of the core curriculum is to address recent advances in technology found in both research and clinical applications in the field of human communication disorders. These advances frequently are developed in collaboration with other disciplines including neurosciences, digital signal processing, medical sciences, mathematical modeling and others. The goal is to provide advanced material on acoustics for doctoral students across speech, language and audiology. Individual students will select a subset of labs to conduct, where possible, in the student's own area of specialization.

This acoustics seminar course will focus on two areas. The first is to review speech acoustics for the purpose of applying acoustics to aspects of speech and hearing sciences. A substantial number of readings will be assigned in both speech production and speech perception of the hearing impaired, of normal developing humans, and of persons with speech disorders or vocal pathologies.

Second, digital tools for conducting speech analysis and synthesis will be introduced and used throughout the course. There will be short homework assignments to introduce the tools, as well as laboratories and a final research paper. Students will be able to select among the tools offered to meet their needs. Students are strong encouraged to work together in pairs on the lab assignments.

Laboratories. About 1/2 hour/week of lab will be conducted in SG 164 by the AI. The labs primarily as help sessions for working with the different types of software and attendance is optional. Homeworks are due one week after the Thursday lab. Lab reports are due two weeks are the Thursday lab. Guidelines for Writing Laboratory Reports at: http://www.indiana.edu/~acoustic/guidelab.html

Grading: The final grade will be the weighted average of nine assignments and one paper. Each assignment will be given a letter grade.

The assignments and their associated weights are:

Presentations of readings (5-10) over the semester) to the class, total of 25%.

Five lab topics will be offered. Each lab includes one or two homeworks. Students will turn in all the homeworks. Students will select three of the five labs to execute and write laboratory reports (10% each). Three labs and seven homeworks are required for a total of 40%.

One research paper is required 35%. Paper is due Wednesday of finals week.

Cheating Policy: Standard IU policies on cheating will be followed. Students who have cheated will be given an F in the course and a letter will be placed in the student's file by the Dean of Students. Academic Misconduct policies in this class are in agreement with those of the university found at: http://campuslife.indiana.edu/Code/Part_3A.html

Incompletes: None