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Annotations to Geoffrey Hill's Speech! Speech!

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ISBN: 9781468129847 Year: Pages: 282 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0004.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Geoffrey Hill’s Speech! Speech! (2000) encapsulates two thousand years’ worth of utterances in a symbolic act of remembrance and expression of despair for the current age, in which we find “our minds and ears fouled by degraded public speech—by media hype, insipid sermons, hollow political rhetoric, and the ritual misuse of words.” Through 120 densely allusive stanzas—“As many as the days that were | of SODOM”—the poem wrestles this condition from within, fighting fire with fire in an alchemical symbolic labour that transmutes the dross of corrupt and clichéd idiom into a dynamic logopoeia which proves true Hill’s persistent claim: “genuinely difficult art is truly democratic.” Such is the weird, ambivalently hostile position of poetry in the present world and thus the space of our real connection to it: “Whatever strange relationship we have with the poem, it is not one of enjoyment. It is more like being brushed past, or aside, by an alien being” (Hill). Befriending this estrangement, embracing it as a more amicable brushing-up-against, Hassan’s Annotations is a thorough and patient explication of Speech! Speech! that both clarifies and deepens the poem’s difficulties, illuminating its polyphonic language and careening discursive movement. The author’s method is at once commentarial, descriptive, and narratorial, staying faithfully with the poem and following its complex verbal and logical turns. The book generously provides, rather than direct interpretative incursion, a more durable and productive document of “the true nature / of this achievement” (stanza 92), a capacious, open understanding of the text that will prove invaluable to its present and future readers.

Robust automatic transcription of lectures

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ISBN: 9783866443945 Year: Pages: XXVI, 173 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000011992 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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Automatic transcription of lectures is becoming an important task. Possible applications can be found in the fields of automatic translation or summarization, information retrieval, digital libraries, education and communication research. Ideally those systems would operate on distant recordings, freeing the presenter from wearing body-mounted microphones. This task, however, is surpassingly difficult, given that the speech signal is severely degraded by background noise and reverberation.

Soundings

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ISBN: 9781862181540 Year: Pages: 303 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_1003986 Language: English
Publisher: University of Huddersfield Press
Subject: Arts in general
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This book draws on the lived experience of sound’s capacity to move and shake us in direct, subtle and profound ways through speech, location sound, and music in documentary film.&#xD;&#xD;The associative, connotative and sheer emotive power of sound has the capacity to move and shake us in a myriad of direct, subtle and often profound ways. The implications of this for its role as speech, location sound, and music in documentary film are far-reaching. The writers in this book draw on the lived experience of sound’s resounding capacity as primary motivation for exploring these implications, united by the overarching theme of how listening is connected with acts of making sense both on its own terms and in conjunction with viewing.&#xD;&#xD;The resulting thirteen essays of Soundings: Documentary Film and the Listening Experience cover films made from WWII to the present day in locations across Europe and the Americas, and in styles ranging from political propaganda, industrial promotion and educative exposition, to more aesthetically-driven films taking their bearings from avant-garde art. The authors draw on their experience in scholarly research, practice-as-research, and in the aesthetic and technical practice of documentary filmmaking. This mix of perspectives aims to widen and deepen the outlook of the recent and growing academic interest in the topic of documentary film sound.

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Sound --- noise --- music --- speech --- soundings

Hate Speech Law

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ISBN: 9780415885478 9781315714899 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Routledge Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102657
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Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity, the discovery of truth, the acquisition of knowledge, self-realization, human excellence, civic dignity, cultural diversity and choice, recognition of cultural identity, intercultural dialogue, participation in democratic self-government, being subject only to legitimate rule) and practical considerations (e.g., efficacy, the least restrictive alternative, chilling effects). The book develops and then critically examines these various principled arguments. It also attempts to de-homogenize hate speech law into different clusters of laws/regulations/codes that constrain uses of hate speech, so as to facilitate a more nuanced examination of the principled arguments.

Advancing Electromyographic Continuous Speech Recognition: Signal Preprocessing and Modeling

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ISBN: 9783731502111 Year: Pages: XVIII, 226 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000040667 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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Speech is the natural medium of human communication, but audible speech can be overheard by bystanders and excludes speech-disabled people. This work presents a speech recognizer based on surface electromyography, where electric potentials of the facial muscles are captured by surface electrodes, allowing speech to be processed nonacoustically. A system which was state-of-the-art at the beginning of this book is substantially improved in terms of accuracy, flexibility, and robustness.

Individual Differences in Speech Production and Perception

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Book Series: Speech Production and Perception ISBN: 9783653963830 9783653963847 9783631665060 Year: Pages: 284 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Biology --- Psychology --- Linguistics
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Inter-individual variation in speech is a topic of increasing interest both in human sciences and speech technology. It can yield important insights into biological, cognitive, communicative, and social aspects of language. Written by specialists in psycholinguistics, phonetics, speech development, speech perception and speech technology, this volume presents experimental and modeling studies that provide the reader with a deep understanding of interspeaker variability and its role in speech processing, speech development, and interspeaker interactions. It discusses how theoretical models take into account individual behavior, explains why interspeaker variability enriches speech communication, and summarizes the limitations of the use of speaker information in forensics.

Broadcasting, Voice, and Accountability: A Public Interest Approach to Policy, Law, and Regulation

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Book Series: The New Media World ISBN: 9780472032723 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Media and communication
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Participatory development and government accountability depend in part on the existence of media that provide broad access to information from varied sources and that equip and encourage people to raise and debate issues and develop public opinion. Conducive policies, laws, and regulations are essential for media to develop that are independent and widely accessible and that enable the expression of diverse perspectives and sources of information. Broadcasting, Voice, and Accountability presents a framework to inform analysis of existing policies and support the development of a vigorous media sector, with a particular emphasis on broadcasting. It focuses on broadcasting because that is the medium with the greatest potential to reach and involve society at large, including the most disadvantaged and illiterate segments of society in developing countries. Information on good practices in broadcasting policy is in demand in countries of every region—particularly in countries that are opening their economies, democratizing, and decentralizing public service delivery. This book provides development practitioners with a wide overview of the key policy and regulatory issues involved in supporting freedom of information and expression and enabling development of a pluralistic, independent, and robust broadcasting sector. Policy, regulation, capacity, and institutional development are important development levers that shape the ownership, content, and social impacts of broadcasting systems. The guide shows the importance of enabling a mix of ownership and uses, commonly classified in terms of commercial, public service, and community broadcasting, that serves the public interest. With the guidance of this book, broadcasting policy and regulation can be tackled as a mainstream development topic, with important consequences for government transparency, government accountability, and enabling disadvantaged constituencies to voice their concerns and press for action. This book is the World Bank's first publication presenting good practices from around the world in media and broadcasting policy and regulation and complements existing work in governance, public sector reform, and access to information. It is a useful tool for policymakers, reform managers, development practitioners, and students alike.

Boundary Struggles

ISBN: 9788202535032 Year: Pages: 326 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.16 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right and a core value in liberal democracies. It is also, however, one of our time’s most contested issues, constantly claimed to be either too wide-ranging, at the peril of vulnerable minority groups, or too limited, restricting dissent and democratic deliberation. Employing a sociological lens on the dynamics of the public sphere, this book investigates how the boundaries of free speech are contested and negotiated through social processes which silence certain groups and opinions while amplifying others. The book focuses on key topics in current free speech debates – immigration, religion and culture. Drawing on population-representative survey data, media analysis and in-depth interviews, the authors paint a broad picture of how boundaries of free speech are defined and maintained, experienced and challenged, in the rapidly changing Norwegian public sphere.

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free speech --- media --- norway --- public sphere

Auditory Verbal Hallucinations and Inner Speech (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781845409203 Year: Pages: 20 Language: English
Publisher: Imprint Academic Grant: Wellcome Trust
Subject: Psychology
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Inner speech is a pervasive feature of our conscious lives.1 But what is&#xD;inner speech, and what happens in unconscious processing that makes&#xD;it the conscious experience that it is? A clue to answering this can be&#xD;found in cases where the mechanisms that produce inner speaking&#xD;behave unusually. In this paper, we suggest an account of a specific&#xD;instance of this, namely, a particular subtype of auditory verbal hallucination&#xD;(AVH), and draw some lessons about the processes that underlie&#xD;normal inner speech.

Memórias da Guerra de Troia: a performance do passado épico na Odisseia de Homero

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892615011 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1502-8 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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The main purpose of this book on the Odyssey is to discuss how the characters of the poem talk about the past, particularly of a past that is quite meaningful to many of them, the Trojan War. To talk about the past in a Homeric poem implies some key concepts explored in this book: tradition, memory, fame (kleos) and speech genres. The main aspect linked to all these notions is the discursive performance of a speaker that builds the past to his interlocutor: the here and now implied in the performance diminishes the distance between past and present in a way that is arguably homologous to the performance of the rhapsode that presented the Homeric poems to an audience in Archaic and Classical Greece.

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Homer --- Odyssey --- epic past --- speech genres

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