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Why rethink speech?
How to rethink speech
Who needs to rethink speech?
Will you like Rethink Speech?
How Rethink Speech works
What does it mean to ‘rethink’ something?
What is surprise?
How to make a weird screech into speech – without twiddling a single knob
How to understand French – even if you don’t know a word of it
A philosophical question – with many delicious layers
Echoic memory, and the surprises you never notice
Using the surprises: Uncovering the hidden tenets of the c-a-t theory
‘Isn’t this all just cognitive bias?’ Maybe there’s a better way to think about it…
What does it mean to ‘think about’ speech?
Why rethink phonetics?
Phonetics? That’s like speech therapy, right?
How to make a phonetician really sad and frustrated
Isn’t phonetics a special system that lets you write the sounds of any language?
OK, so what IS phonetics?
Why studying phonetics can be dangerous
Did you know you have a theory of speech? We call it the c-a-t theory
I’ve also heard of phonology: Is that just another word for phonetics, or something different?
The science of speech vs. speech science
Theoretical vs applied phonetics: Why bringing phonetics to the world means bringing the world to phonetics
What is cognitive phonetics?
About Rethink Speech
Contact Rethink Speech
Listening to speech
Thinking about speech
Forensic speaker identification
Identifying a crook by his voice: The Lindbergh kidnapping
Ear witnesses, eye witnesses and ‘ad hoc experts’
The phonetics professor as an ear witness
How well can YOU identify the voices of people you know?
Pseudo-science and speaker identification: The case against ‘voiceprints’
A recent case involving ‘voiceprints’
The real science: Speaker comparison, not speaker identification
Why don’t they just enhance forensic audio to make it intelligible?
An experiment that lets you experience ‘enhancing’ yourself
Why does it matter: a dramatic example from the JonBenét murder case
How the law treats ‘enhancing’ of poor quality audio
So how effective IS ‘enhancing’ of real forensic speech evidence? Experimental results
Why is it so hard to make unintelligible audio intelligible?
Why the term ‘enhancing’ is misleading in forensic contexts
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