1 Human Language as a Scientific Phenomenon.
The specialness of language.
The study of language as a cognitive science.
2 Speaking, Sound, and Hearing.
Speaking and transcribing.
The sound of speech.
3 Phonetic Diversity in the World's Languages and Diversity Among Dialects of English.
The sounds of the world's languages.
English in the United States and around the world.
4 Introduction to Experimental Design.
5 Speech Perception.
The lack of invariance and the use of cues in speech perception.
Ways in which speech perception might be special.
6 Word Recognition.
7 Phonological Units and Phonological Patterning.
8 Word Form and Function.
9 Sign Languages.
10 Language and the Brain.
11 Language, Speech, and Hearing Disorders.
12 Reading and Dyslexia.
Appendix: IPA Chart.