Acoustic Analysis of Repetitions in Stutterers’ Speech

  • Peter Howell
  • Mark Williams
  • Louise Vause


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).


Vocal Tract Volume Velocity Perceptual Test Fluent Speech Normal Speaker 
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  • Peter Howell
  • Mark Williams
  • Louise Vause

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