Part I: Experimental Phonetics.
Chapter 1: Laboratory techniques for investigating speech articulation (Maureen Stone, University of Maryland).
Chapter 2: The aerodynamics of speech (Christine H. Shadle, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven).
Chapter 3: Acoustic phonetics (Jonathan Harrington, University of Munich).
Chapter 4: Investigating the physiology of laryngeal structures (Hajime Hirose, Kitasato University).
Part II: Biological Perspectives.
Chapter 5: Organic variation of the vocal apparatus (Janet Mackenzie Beck, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh).
Chapter 6: Brain mechanisms underlying speech motor control (Hermann Ackermann, University of Tübingen and Wolfram Ziegler, City Hospital, Bogenhausen, Munich).
Chapter 7: Development of neural control of orofacial movements for speech (Anne Smith, Purdue University).
Part III: Modelling Speech Production and Perception.
Chapter 8: Speech acquisition (Barbara Davis, University of Texas).
Chapter 9: Coarticulation and connected speech processes (Edda Farnetani, Centro di Studio per le Richerche di Fonetica del CNR, Padova and Daniel Recasens, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
Chapter 10: Theories and models of speech production (Anders Löfqvist, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven).
Chapter 11: Voice source variation and its communicative functions (Christer Gobl, University of Dublin and Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, University of Dublin).
Chapter 12: Articulatory-acoustic relations as the basis of distinctive contrasts (Kenneth N. Stevens, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Helen M. Hanson, Union College, New York).
Chapter 13: Aspects of auditory processing related to speech perception (Brian C.J.Moore, University of Cambridge)
Chapter 14: Cognitive processes in speech perception (James M. McQueen, Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen and Anne Cutler, Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen).
Part IV: Linguistic Phonetics.
Chapter 15: The prosody of speech: timing and rhythm (Janet Fletcher, University of Melbourne).
Chapter 16: Tone and intonation (Mary E. Beckman, Ohio State University and Jennifer J. Venditti, San Jose State University).
Chapter 17: The relation between phonetics and phonology (John Ohala, University of California at Berkeley).
Chapter 18: Phonetic notation (John H. Esling, University of Victoria).
Chapter 19: Sociophonetics (Paul Foulkes, University of York; James M. Scobbie, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh; and Dominic Watt, University of York).
Part V: Speech Technology.
Chapter 20: An introduction to signal processing for speech (Daniel Ellis, University of Columbia).
Chapter 21: Speech synthesis (Rolf Carlson, KTH, Stockholm and Björn Granström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm).
Chapter 22: Automatic speech recognition (Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh and Simon King, University of Edinburgh).