Chair of Technical Committee

Benjamin V. Tucker
Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Northern Arizona Univeristy


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Scope of Scientific Activities

We are a special-interest group of about 950 scientists within the ASA concerned with the study of the production, transmission, and perception of spoken language, including the following:

  • The acoustic, physiological, psychological, and linguistic phenomena related to the human speech process
  • Speech-transmission systems
  • Machine processing of speech, including speech analysis, synthesis and automatic recognition
  • The measurement and assessment of speech as to its intelligibility and its quality.

Thus, we come from many different disciplines, including at least physics, speech and hearing science, experimental psychology, linguistics, electrical engineering, etc.


Gold Medal to Ingo Titze!

Congratulations to Speech Communication Technical Committee member Ingo Titze on receiving the society’s Gold Medal! The citation states: “for contributions to understanding human voice production and the development of clinical applications”.

Members Receiving Honors!

Congratulations to Speech Communication Technical Committee members Lori Holt, Steven M. Lulich, and Yua Wang on being appointed fellows of the society!

Silver Medal in Speech Communication

Congratulations, Anne Cutler!

For contributions to understanding speech recognition by native and non-native listeners, and leadership in speech science

Congratulations to New Fellows!

Alex Francis

For contributions to understanding of cognitive- linguistic processes in speech perception, and mentorship of future scientists