Acoustic Analysis of Repetitions in Stutterers’ Speech
A major focus of research has been on the question of why, in part-word repetitions in stuttered speech, the speaker terminates an attempt at an utterance and recommences one or more times. The difficulty the stutterer experiences at these points may occur because the articulators above the larynx are positioned incorrectly (e.g., Van Riper, 1971, 1982) or because stutterers experience difficulty in controlling phonation (e.g., Conture, McCall and Brewer, 1977).
KeywordsVocal Tract Volume Velocity Perceptual Test Fluent Speech Normal Speaker
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Boves, L. (1987). Acoustical analysis and physiological parameters. In H.F.M. Peters and W. Hulstijn (Eds.), Speech Motor Dynamics in Stuttering. Wien: Springer Verlag.Google Scholar
- Hillman, R.E. & Weinberg, B. (1981). Estimation of glottal volume velocity waveform properties: A review of some methodological assumptions. In N.J. Lass (Ed.), Speech and Language: Advances in Basic Research and Practice. New York: Academic Press.Google Scholar
- Ishizaka, K. & Flanagan, J.L. (1972). Synthesis of voiced sounds from a two-mass model of the vocal cords. Bell Systems Technical Journal, 51, 1233–1268.Google Scholar
- Stromsta, C. (1965). A spectrographic study of disfluencies labeled as stuttering by parents. De Therapia Vocis et Loquellae, 1, 317–320.Google Scholar
- Van Riper, C. (1971). The Nature of Stuttering. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.Google Scholar
- Van Riper, C. (1982). The Nature of Stuttering. 2nd edition. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.Google Scholar