Speech is the vocalized form of human communication. It is based upon the syntactic combination of lexicals and names that are drawn from very large (usually about 10,000 different words) vocabularies. Each spoken word is created out of the phonetic combination of a limited set of vowel and consonant speech sound units. These vocabularies, the syntax which structures them, and their set of speech sound units differ, creating the existence of many thousands of different types of mutually unintelligible human languages. Most human speakers (polyglots) are able to communicate in two or more of them. The vocal abilities that enable humans to produce speech also provide humans with the ability to sing.
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Some articles on speech:
... Searle (1975) set up the following classification of illocutionary speech acts assertives = speech acts that commit a speaker to the truth of the expressed proposition directives ... requests, commands and advice commissives = speech acts that commit a speaker to some future action, e.g ... promises and oaths expressives = speech acts that express on the speaker's attitudes and emotions towards the proposition, e.g ...
... During his acceptance speech Pearson criticised American bombing of Vietnam, The seemingly harmless speech infuriated former President Lyndon B ... Pearson later apologized for the speech ...
... Festival is a general multi-lingual speech synthesis system originally developed by Alan W ... Black at Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) at the University of Edinburgh ... It offers a full text to speech system with various APIs, as well as an environment for development and research of speech synthesis techniques ...
... Along with the change in her speech, she also began to have seizures ... Syndrome website at the University of Texas at Dallas has sound clips of her speech from before the incident, and after her speech had been affected ...
... FreeTTS is an open source speech synthesis system written entirely in the Java programming language ... FreeTTS is an implementation of Sun's Java Speech API ... FreeTTS supports end-of-speech markers ...
More definitions of "speech":
- (noun): Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally.
Example: "Her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
Synonyms: manner of speaking, delivery
- (noun): The mental faculty or power of vocal communication.
- (noun): Something spoken.
Example: "He could hear them uttering merry speeches"
- (noun): (language) communication by word of mouth.
Example: "His speech was garbled"
Synonyms: speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication
- (noun): The act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience.
- (noun): The exchange of spoken words.
Example: "They were perfectly comfortable together without speech"
Famous quotes containing the word speech:
“A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear childrens speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie.... Children have been treated ... as congenital fibbers, fakers and fantasisers.”
—Beatrix Campbell (b. 1947)
“When toddlers are unable to speak about urgent matters, they must resort to crying or screaming. This happens even with adults. The voice is the carrier of emotion, and when speech fails us, we need to cry out in whatever form we can to convey our meaning. Often, what passes for negativism is really the toddlers desperate effort to make herself understood.”
—Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)