Anatomy and Physiology of Speech

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech.

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech: The anatomy and physiology of speech and language is in simple terms how speech is produced and the various parts involved in its production and the functions of those parts in speech.

In order for a voice to be produced, several ligaments are involved and several muscles are involved in production of sound. For our case study, we will take a simple word: ‘bumpy’.

In analyzing this word we will get to know the various muscles and ligaments and where these muscles are attache to and what role they play in producing each sound in the word ‘bumpy’. The word ‘bumpy’ has five letters and each letter has a different sound.

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The sound /y/ is a voiceless one and it’s produce as a vowel sound /I/.the lips are parte and the tongue is between the teeth.

In conclusion, after the analysis and research provide above, it is evident that although producing sound in simple terms is very easy, the actual activities involve to make the sound are somewhat surprising, but when we talk, we do not notice as this activities are fast and cause no strain or energy use.

I have learned the various ligaments and muscles involved in sound production and how sound is produce. During the analysis, it was easy and fun to research as we are humans and all one has to do is speaking and analyzes each voice.


Ladefoged, P. & Maddieson, I. (1996). The Sounds of the World’s Languages. Oxford: Blackwell. Chicago: Oxford Publishers.

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