Speech takes place when the organs of speech
move to produce a pattern of sound by
( Widdowson 1978).
It ca. also be defined as an utterance that
convey a message and carries meaning.
Organs of Speech
They are part of the human body that are used
in speech production . These organs includes
the lips, the tongue, the hard palate, the soft
palate, the jaws, the teeth, the aveolar ridge .
They can also be called ARTICULATORS.
Articulators are grouped into two namely
:Passive and Active articulators.
They are organs that do not move in the
course of speech production. These are :
1. The upper lip
2. The upper jaw
3. The hard palate
4. The alveolar ridge
5. The upper teeth
They are organs that move in the course of
They are :
1. The lower lip
2. The lower teeth
3. The tongue
4. The soft palate
5. The lower jaw.
IMPORTANT OF SPEECH
1. Speech allows response / feedback
2. It produces oral messages
3. It make man a distinct being or organism
from other animals
4. It pave way for interaction between two or