Speech and Language

Speech and Language

Advances in Basic Research and Practice

1st Edition - September 28, 1981

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  • Editor: Norman J. Lass
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219936

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Speech and Language: Volume 5, Advances in Basic Research and Practice is a collection of papers dealing with clinical issues, theories, and pathology of language and speech. Several papers discuss developmental apraxia of speech, relapse of stuttering therapy, the single subject research design, and the implications of the physiologic, acoustic, and perceptual aspects of coarticulation. Other papers analyze language development, language training, the three aspects of voice quality element, and the issue of disputed communication origins. One paper notes that intervention programs for stuttering produces mostly short-term benefits. The paper discusses the known risks of relapse following the end of stuttering therapy and the independent variables that influence this risk. Another paper examines voice quality in terms of perceptual, acoustic, and physiologic features of the different voice modes. By using the "Black Box" model, in which frequency, intensity, laryngeal waveform, pharyngeal prefiltering, and formant frequency can be controlled, the paper shows that a measure of interaction among all the controls exist. For example, a voice mode represented by a laryngeal waveform and pharyngeal prefiltering still interacts with frequency and intensity. Therefore, knowledge of the differences in physiology that attend to each voice mode can be valuable in effecting changes in voice production. The collection will prove valuable for linguists, speech therapists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, neurolinguists, speech pathologists, or investigators whose works involve linguistics, learning, communications, and syntax.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    A Critical Review of Developmental Apraxia of Speech

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Review

    III. Diagnostic Characteristics

    IV. Subject Selection

    V. Treatment

    VI. Conclusion


    Relapse following Stuttering Therapy

    I. Introduction

    II. Risk of Relapse following Termination of Stuttering Therapy Programs

    III. Assessment of Relapse in Contemporary Outcome Research on Stuttering Therapy

    IV. Variables Influencing Probability of Relapse

    V. Where Do We Go from Here?


    Analysis and Measurement of Changes in Normal and Disordered Speech and Language Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. The Problems of Analysis and Measurement

    III. Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology—External Sources of Influence

    IV. The Problem of Irre versatility

    V. Methodological Investigative Designs

    VI. Observational Problems in Change Assessment

    VII. Graphic Presentation of Change Measures

    VIII. The Rn Statistic

    IX. Evaluating Systems Which May Effect Change in Speech and Language Behavior

    X. Conclusion


    Physiological, Acoustic, and Perceptual Aspects of Coarticulation: Implications for the Remediation of Articulatory Disorders

    I. Nature of Coarticulation

    II. Coarticulatory-Contextual Effects on Speech Production and Perception

    III. Models of Coarticulation

    IV. Coarticulation-Contextual Effects on the Production, Discrimination, and Remediation of Misarticulations

    V. Potential Applications of Coarticulatory-Contextual Factors to the Remediation Process


    An Empirical Perspective on Language Development and Language Training

    I. Introduction

    II. A Functional Analysis of Verbal Behavior

    III. Insights into Normal Language Development

    IV. Formal Models vs an Empirical Account: Some Important Distinctions

    V. Experimental Studies in Language Training: Generalization Aspects of Generative Language Behavior

    VI. A Technology of Generalization

    VII. Future Directions

    VIII. Summary


    Elements of Voice Quality: Perceptual, Acoustic, and Physiologic Aspects

    I. Introduction

    II. Perceptual Features of Voice Modes

    III. Acoustic Features of Voice Modes

    IV. Physiologic Features of Voice Modes

    V. Voice Modes and Voice Quality Models


    The Resolution of Disputed Communication Origins

    I. Introduction

    II. The Resolution of Disputed Communication Origins



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  • No. of pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: September 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219936

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Norman J. Lass

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