Stuttering as a Prosodie Disturbance: A Link between Speech Execution and Emotional Processes

  • Günther Bergmann


Investigating stuttering as a prosodie disturbance points to an earlier hypothesis on speech behavior of stutterers. On the basis of clinical observations, the hypothesis has been put forth that the speech of stutterers is “monotonous” in the sense that it exhibits reduced pitch variability even in episodes free of stuttering (Scripture, 1925; Travis, 1927).


Oral Reading Prosodic Feature Hearing Research Speech Motor Stressed Syllable 
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