Speech Communication Technical Committee


The Speech Communication Technical Committee of ASA studies the production, transmission, and perception of spoken language, including ; The acoustic, physiological, psychological, and linguistic phenomena related to the human speech process, Speech-transmission systems, Machine processing of speech, including speech analysissynthesis and automatic recognition, The measurement and assessment of speech as to its intelligibility and its quality. 

Chair of Technical Committee

Linda Polka
Associate Professor
School of Comm. Sciences & Disorders
McGill College


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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.