Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

BRUCE L SMITH, PhD portrait
  • Professor Emeritus, Communication Sciences & Disorders


Research Summary

General phonetics, experimental phonetics, acoustics of first and second language speech production, phonological development and disorders.

Research Statement

Over the course of my career, my research has been concerned with understanding the nature of the speech production, in particular the organization and motor control of speech sound production and patterns.  I have examined acoustic, kinematic, and phonologic patterns of speech by studying speech production in typically-developing children and normal adults, as well as children with speech disorders and individuals who are learning English as a second language.  These converging sources of information lead to a more complete understanding of the complex process of speech production than any of them in isolation can provide.

Research Keywords

  • Speech production, Interest Level: 5
  • Speech acoustics, Interest Level: 5
  • Phonological development, Interest Level: 3
  • Phonetics, Interest Level: 5

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Computer software and hardware for analysis of acoustic and electropalatographic properties of speeech. Contact: Bruce Smith , 801-585-6783 .