Human Speech Production Mechanisms

Masaaki Honda*

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We use language every day without devoting much thought to the process, but articulatory movement - the movement of the lips, tongue, and other organs - is among the subtlest and most adept of any actions performed by human beings. Here, I discuss the mechanisms of speech production, introduce functions for producing sound by controlling the movement of vocal organs, and consider models for achieving speech functions that will enable a computer to mimic a voice that it hears.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalNTT Technical Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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