speech production measurement

Summary

Summary: Measurement of parameters of the speech product such as vocal tone, loudness, pitch, voice quality, articulation, resonance, phonation, phonetic structure and prosody.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Voiceless consonants and locus equations: a comparison with electropalatographic data on coarticulation
    Marija Tabain
    Speech, Hearing and Language Research Centre, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Phonetica 59:20-37. 2002
  2. ncbi Phonetic applications of the time-corrected instantaneous frequency spectrogram
    Sean A Fulop
    Department of Linguistics, California State University Fresno, Fresno, Calif 93740 8001 USA
    Phonetica 64:237-62. 2007
  3. ncbi Two cases of foreign accent syndrome: an acoustic-phonetic description
    Jacqueline Laures-Gore
    Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, Communication Disorders Program, Georgia State University, 30 Pryor Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Clin Linguist Phon 20:781-90. 2006
  4. ncbi Volumetric measurements of vocal tracts for male speakers from different races
    Steve An Xue
    Human Vocal Tract Lab, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Clin Linguist Phon 20:691-702. 2006
  5. ncbi Schwa elision in fast speech: segmental deletion or gestural overlap?
    Lisa Davidson
    New York University, Department of Linguistics, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Phonetica 63:79-112. 2006
  6. ncbi Automatic detection of voice impairments by means of short-term cepstral parameters and neural network based detectors
    J I Godino-Llorente
    Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica de Telecomunicación, Dpt of Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas, Ctra Valencia km 7, 28031, Madrid
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 51:380-4. 2004
  7. ncbi Syllable frequency and syllable structure in apraxia of speech
    Ingrid Aichert
    Neuropsychological Department, City Hospital München Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany
    Brain Lang 88:148-59. 2004
  8. pmc Analysis of diadochokinesis in ataxic dysarthria using the motor speech profile program
    Yu Tsai Wang
    School of Dentistry, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 61:1-11. 2009
  9. ncbi Development and phonetic differentiation of speech movement patterns
    L Goffman
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 25:649-60. 1999
  10. ncbi Cognitive maturation in preterm and term born adolescents
    M Allin
    Division of Psychological Medicine, Box 063, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, London, SE5 8AF, UK
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 79:381-6. 2008

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  1. ncbi Voiceless consonants and locus equations: a comparison with electropalatographic data on coarticulation
    Marija Tabain
    Speech, Hearing and Language Research Centre, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Phonetica 59:20-37. 2002
    ..These results suggest that locus equations cannot provide invariant cues for stop and fricative place of articulation across the voiced-voiceless distinction...
  2. ncbi Phonetic applications of the time-corrected instantaneous frequency spectrogram
    Sean A Fulop
    Department of Linguistics, California State University Fresno, Fresno, Calif 93740 8001 USA
    Phonetica 64:237-62. 2007
    ..Narrowband analysis is also demonstrated to permit pitch tracking with relative ease...
  3. ncbi Two cases of foreign accent syndrome: an acoustic-phonetic description
    Jacqueline Laures-Gore
    Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, Communication Disorders Program, Georgia State University, 30 Pryor Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Clin Linguist Phon 20:781-90. 2006
    ..These cases extend knowledge about the acoustic-phonetic patterns associated with FAS in an attempt to further describe the phenomenon...
  4. ncbi Volumetric measurements of vocal tracts for male speakers from different races
    Steve An Xue
    Human Vocal Tract Lab, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Clin Linguist Phon 20:691-702. 2006
    ..The study has provided speech scientists, speech-language pathologists, linguists and other health professionals with a new and preliminary acoustic and physiological database for adult male speakers from these three different races...
  5. ncbi Schwa elision in fast speech: segmental deletion or gestural overlap?
    Lisa Davidson
    New York University, Department of Linguistics, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Phonetica 63:79-112. 2006
    ..Phonotactic legality per se does not affect elision rates, but speech rate may affect the phonological system by causing a modification of the standard timing relationships among gestures...
  6. ncbi Automatic detection of voice impairments by means of short-term cepstral parameters and neural network based detectors
    J I Godino-Llorente
    Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica de Telecomunicación, Dpt of Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas, Ctra Valencia km 7, 28031, Madrid
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 51:380-4. 2004
    ..Within this context, the Learning Vector quantization methodology demonstrated to be more reliable than the multilayer perceptron architecture yielding 96% frame accuracy under similar working conditions...
  7. ncbi Syllable frequency and syllable structure in apraxia of speech
    Ingrid Aichert
    Neuropsychological Department, City Hospital München Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany
    Brain Lang 88:148-59. 2004
    ..These results demonstrate that apraxic patients have access to the syllabary, but that they fail to retrieve the syllabic motor patterns correctly. Our findings are incompatible with a subsyllabic route model of apraxia of speech...
  8. pmc Analysis of diadochokinesis in ataxic dysarthria using the motor speech profile program
    Yu Tsai Wang
    School of Dentistry, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 61:1-11. 2009
    ....
  9. ncbi Development and phonetic differentiation of speech movement patterns
    L Goffman
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 25:649-60. 1999
    ..In contrast, an index of spatiotemporal stability demonstrated that the stability of underlying patterning of the movement sequence improves with maturation...
  10. ncbi Cognitive maturation in preterm and term born adolescents
    M Allin
    Division of Psychological Medicine, Box 063, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, London, SE5 8AF, UK
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 79:381-6. 2008
    ..Adolescence is a critical period of brain structural reorganisation and maturation of cognitive abilities. This relatively late developmental reorganisation may be altered in individuals who were born preterm...
  11. ncbi Making non-fluent aphasics speak: sing along!
    Amélie Racette
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Brain 129:2571-84. 2006
    ..Thus, choral singing appears to be an effective means of speech therapy...
  12. pmc Auditory abilities of speakers who persisted, or recovered, from stuttering
    Peter Howell
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, England
    J Fluency Disord 31:257-70. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to see whether participants who persist in their stutter have poorer sensitivity in a backward masking task compared to those participants who recover from their stutter...
  13. ncbi Anxiety in speakers who persist and recover from stuttering
    Stephen Davis
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    J Commun Disord 40:398-417. 2007
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  14. pmc Late childhood stuttering
    Peter Howell
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, England
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 51:669-87. 2008
    ..A study was conducted that examined factors that lead children who stutter at around age 8 years to persist in the disorder when they reach age 12 years...
  15. ncbi Revisiting the dissociation between singing and speaking in expressive aphasia
    Sylvie Hébert
    Ecole d Orthophonie et d Audiologie, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal C P 6128, succ Centre Ville Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Brain 126:1838-50. 2003
    ..Rather, they are consistent with the idea that verbal production, be it sung or spoken, result from the operation of same mechanisms...
  16. ncbi What marks the beat of speech?
    Greg Kochanski
    Phonetics Laboratory, University of Oxford, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, United Kingdom
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:2780-91. 2008
    ..The prominence of a syllable can be deduced from the specific loudness in an (approximately) 360 ms window centered on the syllable in question relative to an (approximately) 800-ms-wide symmetric window...
  17. pmc Objective dysphonia quantification in vocal fold paralysis: comparing nonlinear with classical measures
    Max A Little
    Systems Analysis, Modeling and Prediction Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    J Voice 25:21-31. 2011
    ..We conclude that, when preanalysis editing is systematized, nonlinear random measures may be useful for monitoring UVFP-treatment effectiveness, and there may be applications to other forms of dysphonia...
  18. ncbi Consensus auditory-perceptual evaluation of voice: development of a standardized clinical protocol
    Gail B Kempster
    Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W Congress Parkway, 203 Senn, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Speech Lang Pathol 18:124-32. 2009
    ..The CAPE-V protocol and recording form were designed to promote a standardized approach to evaluating and documenting auditory-perceptual judgments of vocal quality...
  19. ncbi The prevalence of lisping in young adults
    John van Borsel
    Ghent University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Belgium
    J Commun Disord 40:493-502. 2007
    ..It remains to be determined if this high prevalence of lisping in adults represents a recent trend or if the persistence of the pattern of lisping into adulthood in some individuals is perhaps quite normal...
  20. ncbi The vocal clarity of female speech-language pathology students: an exploratory study
    Samantha Warhurst
    Voice Research Laboratory, Discipline of Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
    J Voice 26:63-8. 2012
    ..This study investigated the production of a clear voice in speech pathology students using acoustic and auditory-perceptual analyses...
  21. ncbi Objective voice analysis in dysphonic patients: new data including nonlinear measurements
    Ping Yu
    Laboratoire d Audio Phonologie Expérimentale et Clinique, UPRES EA 2668, Universite de la Mediterranee, Fédération ORL CHU Timone, Marseille, France
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 59:20-30. 2007
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  22. ncbi Alternating motion rate as an index of speech motor disorder in traumatic brain injury
    Yu Tsai Wang
    Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin Madison Madison, WI 53705 2280, USA
    Clin Linguist Phon 18:57-84. 2004
    ..It was concluded that acoustic analyses of the AMR task provides specific information on motor speech limitations in individuals with TBI...
  23. ncbi Nonlinear dynamic analysis of voices before and after surgical excision of vocal polyps
    Yu Zhang
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 7375, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 115:2270-7. 2004
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  24. ncbi Left-hemispheric dominance for articulation: a prospective study on acute ischaemic dysarthria at different localizations
    P P Urban
    Department of Neurology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
    Brain 129:767-77. 2006
    ..Compatible with a common pathophysiological basis of dysarthria in these patients, none of the 31 speech items differed significantly between subcortical and brainstem lesions...
  25. ncbi Quantitative investigation of the vibration pattern of the substitute voice generator
    Jorg Lohscheller
    Department of Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 51:1394-400. 2004
    ..Comparisons of the spectral components of tissue deformations and tracheoesophageal voice signals reveal the close relationship between the vibration pattern of the substitute voice generator and the quality of substitute voice...
  26. ncbi Differences in self-rated, perceived, and acoustic voice qualities between high- and low-fatigue groups
    Shin Woong Cho
    Department of Diagnosis and Biofunctional Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Voice 25:544-52. 2011
    ..The present study was performed to examine which factors among self-rated scales, perceptual evaluations, and acoustic parameters, calculated from sustained vowels, are reliable indicators of physical and mental fatigues...
  27. ncbi Comparison of nonlinear dynamic methods and perturbation methods for voice analysis
    Yu Zhang
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 7375, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 118:2551-60. 2005
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  28. ncbi Phonological development in very-low-birthweight children: an exploratory study
    Inge L van Noort-van der Spek
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Erasmus Medical Center, Sophia Children s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 52:541-6. 2010
    ..However, there are few studies on speech development in VLBW children at an early age. The aim of this study was to investigate phonological development in 2-year-old VLBW children...
  29. ncbi [Multiparametric description of voice quality for normal male and female voices]
    M Putzer
    Institut für Phonetik Phonologie, Universitat des Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, Deutschland
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 53:73-84. 2001
    ..In a factor analysis, the relative weighting of the MDVP parameters within the factors also indicates their better suitability for normal voice differentiation than the EGG parameters as they are defined at present...
  30. ncbi Speed and accuracy of rapid speech output by adolescents with residual speech sound errors including rhotics
    Jonathan L Preston
    Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Clin Linguist Phon 23:301-18. 2009
    ..Results suggest that both speed and accuracy may be impaired in adolescents with RE, although the underlying causal mechanisms require further exploration...
  31. ncbi Kinematic correlates of speaking rate changes in stuttering and normally fluent adults
    A Smith
    Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 43:521-36. 2000
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  32. ncbi Evaluating rate, accuracy, and fluency of young children's diadochokinetic productions: a preliminary investigation
    J Scott Yaruss
    University of Pittsburgh, 4033 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Fluency Disord 27:65-85; quiz 85-6. 2002
    ..Overall, results underscore concerns with the interpretation of DDK rate and highlight ways that rate measures might be supplemented with measurement of accuracy and fluency in the evaluation of children's speaking abilities...
  33. ncbi Symptomatic differences in decreased alternating motion rates between individuals with spastic and with ataxic dysarthria: an acoustic analysis
    Y Ozawa
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Hiroshima Prefectural College of Health Sciences, Hiroshima, Japan
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 53:67-72. 2001
    ..It was suggested that each syllable component could represent a separate function and contribute differently to the decreased AMRs in these dysarthric groups...
  34. ncbi Speech motor development: Integrating muscles, movements, and linguistic units
    Anne Smith
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    J Commun Disord 39:331-49. 2006
    ..These studies provide an experimental basis for a more comprehensive theoretical account of how mappings between units of language and units of action are formed and how they function...
  35. ncbi Articulatory movements in adolescents: evidence for protracted development of speech motor control processes
    Bridget Walsh
    Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 45:1119-33. 2002
    ..These results provide initial evidence of significant changes in speech motor control processes during adolescence...
  36. ncbi A nonlinear operator-based speech feature analysis method with application to vocal fold pathology assessment
    J H Hansen
    Department of Electrical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0281, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 45:300-13. 1998
    ..The proposed method also confirms that alternative nonlinear methods can begin to address the limitations of previous linear approaches for speech pathology assessment...
  37. ncbi Fractal dimensions of speech sounds: computation and application to automatic speech recognition
    P Maragos
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    J Acoust Soc Am 105:1925-32. 1999
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  38. ncbi The speaker's formant
    Irene Velsvik Bele
    Faculty of Education, Volda University College, Volda, Norway
    J Voice 20:555-78. 2006
    ..However, the existence of SPF also in LTAS of the WNQ voices implies that more research is warranted concerning the formation of SPF, and concerning the acoustic correlates of the BNQ voices...
  39. ncbi Stimulus variability and the phonetic relevance hypothesis: effects of variability in speaking style, fundamental frequency, and speaking rate on spoken word identification
    Mitchell S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63146, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:2406-16. 2006
    ..Implications of these findings for the nature and development of lexical representations are discussed...
  40. ncbi Parametric quantitative acoustic analysis of conversation produced by speakers with dysarthria and healthy speakers
    Kristin M Rosen
    Waisman Research, Center University of Wisconsin Madison, 53705, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 49:395-411. 2006
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  41. ncbi Warming up improves speech production in patients with adult onset myotonic dystrophy
    B J M de Swart
    Neuromuscular Centre Nijmegen, Institute of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Commun Disord 40:185-95. 2007
    ..No significant changes were found in the controls. After warming up, MD patients achieved a habitual speech rate in reading and reciting similar to that of healthy controls...
  42. ncbi Evaluating computational models in cognitive neuropsychology: the case from the consonant/vowel distinction
    Mark Knobel
    Department of Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Brain Lang 100:95-100; discussion 101-8. 2007
    ..We conclude that these models, in their current form, do not provide an alternative explanation to the representation of consonants and vowels...
  43. pmc Amplitude variations in coarticulated vowels
    Ewa Jacewicz
    Department of Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 1002, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:2750-68. 2008
    ..Auditory spectra showed that the pattern of spectral amplitude variation as a function of contextual effects may still be encoded and represented at early stages of processing by the peripheral auditory system...
  44. ncbi When opportunity knocks twice: two-year-olds' repetition of sentence subjects
    Virginia Valian
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Child Lang 32:617-41. 2005
    ..The results suggest that children's language production is similar to adults': a complex interaction of syntactic knowledge, limited cognitive resources, communicative goals, and conversational structure...
  45. pmc Production and perception of clear speech in Croatian and English
    Rajka Smiljanic
    Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 118:1677-88. 2005
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  46. ncbi Characterizing the motor execution stage of speech production: consonantal effects on delayed naming latency and onset duration
    Kathleen Rastle
    Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, United Kingdom
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 31:1083-95. 2005
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the biomechanical properties of the articulatory system that may give rise to these effects and in terms of their methodological implications for naming experiments...
  47. ncbi Role of vocal tract morphology in speech development: perceptual targets and sensorimotor maps for synthesized French vowels from birth to adulthood
    Lucie Menard
    Institut de la Communication Parlée, Université Stendhal INPG, Grenoble, France
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 47:1059-80. 2004
    ..These maps could be used by transcribers of infant speech, to complete existing systems and to provide some hints about underlying articulatory gestures recruited during growth to reach perceptual vowel targets in French...
  48. ncbi Compensation following real-time manipulation of formants in isolated vowels
    David W Purcell
    Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:2288-97. 2006
    ..6% of the applied formant shift, respectively. Compensation was estimated to begin <460 ms after stimulus onset. The rapid formant compensations found here suggest that auditory feedback control is similar for both F0 and formants...
  49. ncbi Acoustic and perceptual appraisal of speech production in pediatric cochlear implant users
    Sarah F Poissant
    University of Massachusetts, Communication Disorders Departments, 125 Arnold House, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 70:1195-203. 2006
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  50. ncbi Australian adults' production of /n/: an EPG investigation
    Sharynne McLeod
    School of Teacher Education, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst NSW, Australia
    Clin Linguist Phon 20:99-107. 2006
    ..It is suggested that when describing acceptable production of /n/ a range of tongue/palate contact patterns are provided...
  51. ncbi Perception and production of lexical tones by 3-year-old, Mandarin-speaking children
    Puisan Wong
    Program in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 4309, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 48:1065-79. 2005
    ..The children perceived the level, rising, and falling tones with relatively high accuracy. The dipping tone posed the greatest difficulty for the children in both perception and production...
  52. ncbi The communicative functions of final rises in Finnish intonation
    Richard Ogden
    Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, UK
    Phonetica 62:160-75. 2005
    ..Using a methodology which combines phonetic observation with conversation analysis, we demonstrate participants' orientation to these functions...
  53. ncbi On phonetic convergence during conversational interaction
    Jennifer S Pardo
    Psychology Department, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:2382-93. 2006
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  54. ncbi Effects of acoustic variability in the perceptual learning of non-native-accented speech sounds
    Travis Wade
    Linguistics Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    Phonetica 64:122-44. 2007
    ..Overall, variability was implicated in perception and learning difficulty in ways that warrant further investigation...
  55. ncbi Acoustic speech analysis for hypernasality detection in children
    G Castellanos
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Manizales
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:5507-10. 2006
    ..As a result, It is obtained the acoustic features can differentiate with enough precision the pathology. However, the proposed feature does not require training samples and less computational power, as well...
  56. ncbi Measures of the glottal source spectrum
    Jody Kreiman
    Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, 31 24 Rehab Center, 1000 Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1794, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 50:595-610. 2007
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  57. ncbi Effect of learning on listening to ultra-fast synthesized speech
    Takuya Nishimoto
    Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:5691-4. 2006
    ..As the results, the statistical models trained with the fast speaking corpus was effective. The learning effect was significant in the early stage of the trials and the effect sustained for several weeks...
  58. ncbi Prosodic contextualization of minimal responses to yes/no-questions in aphasic talk-in-interaction: a descriptive single-case study of a Norwegian aphasic speaker
    Marianne Lind
    Bredtvet Resource Centre, Oslo Norway
    Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 32:9-16. 2007
    ..The study illustrates the vital role that seemingly unimportant details play in the co-constructive process of creating meaning in interaction. The results indicate an area of competence that seems undisturbed in this speaker...
  59. ncbi Acoustic analysis of the speech of children with cochlear implants: a longitudinal study
    Marko Liker
    Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Phonetics, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
    Clin Linguist Phon 21:1-11. 2007
    ..With time, there was a small but steady overall improvement in all categories. Early intervention (rehabilitation and implantation) are crucial for good speech acquisition...
  60. ncbi A role for the second subglottal resonance in lexical access
    Steven M Lulich
    Speech Communication Group, MIT, and Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 122:2320-7. 2007
    ..N. Stevens, J. Phonetics 17, 3-46 (1989)]. The results support a model of lexical access in which articulatory-acoustic discontinuities subserve phonological feature identification...
  61. pmc Production and perception of temporal patterns in native and non-native speech
    Tessa Bent
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind, USA
    Phonetica 65:131-47. 2008
    ..Additionally, speech intelligibility depends on shared phonetic knowledge between talkers and listeners rather than only on accuracy relative to idealized production norms...
  62. ncbi Voice F0 responses to pitch-shifted voice feedback during English speech
    Stephanie H Chen
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 440 North McClurg Ct 604, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:1157-63. 2007
    ..These findings support previous research suggesting the audio vocal system is involved in the control of suprasegmental features of English speech by correcting for errors between voice pitch feedback and the desired F0...
  63. ncbi Analysis of voice source characteristics using a constrained polynomial representation of voice source signals
    Tokihiko Kaburagi
    Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, 4 9 1 Shiobaru, Minami Ku, Fukuoka, 815 8540, Japan
    J Acoust Soc Am 121:745-8. 2007
    ..Analyses of non-nasalized voiced speech are conducted using an electroglottographic device from which the initial estimate of the temporal information is given...
  64. ncbi Production and perception of speech intonation in pediatric cochlear implant recipients and individuals with normal hearing
    Shu Chen Peng
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Ear Hear 29:336-51. 2008
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  65. ncbi Intonation features of the expression of emotions in Spanish: preliminary study for a prosody assessment procedure
    Pastora Martínez-Castilla
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Linguist Phon 22:363-70. 2008
    ..The intonation contours most related to expressiveness levels were: for "liking", an inverted U form contour with exaggerated pitch peak within the tonic syllable; and for "disliking", a flat melodic contour with a slight fall...
  66. ncbi Influence of familiarity on identifying prosodic vocalizations produced by children with severe dysarthria
    Rupal Patel
    Bouve College of Health Sciences, Department of Speech Languge Pathology and Audiology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Linguist Phon 21:833-48. 2007
    ..Influences of speaker-listener variables on familiarity are discussed...
  67. ncbi Fundamental frequency as a perceptual cue for vowel identification in speakers with Parkinson's disease
    Kate Bunton
    Institute for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz, USA
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 58:323-39. 2006
    ..Differences in vowel identification were found primarily for the front vowels /I, epsilon, ae/ along a high-low continuum...
  68. ncbi Sensorimotor adaptation to feedback perturbations of vowel acoustics and its relation to perception
    Virgilio M Villacorta
    Speech Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room 36 591, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 122:2306-19. 2007
    ..The relation between speaker acuity and amount of compensation to auditory perturbation is mediated by the size of speakers' auditory goal regions, with more acute speakers having smaller goal regions...
  69. ncbi Differential vowel duration associated with children's word-final fricative deletion
    L S Plonsker
    School of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 54481, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 93:31-6. 2001
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  70. ncbi The control of aerodynamics, acoustics, and perceptual characteristics during speech production
    Jessica E Huber
    Purdue University, Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 116:2345-53. 2004
    ..Overall, it appeared speakers controlled pressure in compensating, but for the ultimate goal of maintaining acoustic and perceptual accuracy...
  71. ncbi Integration across frequency bands for consonant identification
    Diane Ronan
    Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 116:1749-62. 2004
    ..Thus the ability of the models to predict performance depended more on whether the condition included the lowest frequency band than on the adjacency or frequency separation...
  72. ncbi An acoustic description of the vowels of Northern and Southern Standard Dutch
    Patti Adank
    School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZA, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    J Acoust Soc Am 116:1729-38. 2004
    ..Larger differences between these two language varieties were found for the dynamic specifications of the three long mid vowels, and, to a lesser extent, of the three diphthongal vowels...
  73. ncbi Stop place coding: an acoustic study of CV, VC#, and C#V sequences
    Golnaz Modarresi
    University of Texas, Austin, Tex 78712, USA
    Phonetica 61:2-21. 2004
    ..LE slopes derived across the syllable/word boundary, however, still differed between stop places in the same order as onset CVs. LE slopes derived from within-syllable [V1C#] sequences, however, did not differ between stop places...
  74. ncbi Correlation between the perceptual rating of speech in Dutch patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency and composite measures derived from mean nasalance scores
    Kornelis H D M Keuning
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 56:157-64. 2004
    ..To evaluate the potential clinical use of composite measures derived from mean nasalance scores...
  75. ncbi Yeyi clicks: acoustic description and analysis
    Sean A Fulop
    Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago, 1010 E 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Phonetica 60:231-60. 2003
    ..The patterns of interspeaker variation affecting the clicks are also documented, and these are found to accord rather well with the classification errors made by the optimal classifier using the anterior burst spectra...
  76. ncbi [Acoustic analysis of prosody in females with Parkinson's disease: comparison with normal controls]
    Luciana L Azevedo
    Fonoaudióloga, Clínica de Distúrbios do Movimento, Servico de Neurologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Porto, Portugal
    Arq Neuropsiquiatr 61:999-1003. 2003
    ..The aim of this study is to compare the prosodic features of the speech of female PD patients and gender- and age-matched controls using acoustic analysis...
  77. ncbi Acoustic properties of naturally produced clear speech at normal speaking rates
    Jean C Krause
    Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 115:362-78. 2004
    ..Other phonological and phonetic differences associated with clear/normal speech include changes in (1) frequency of stop burst releases, (2) VOT of word-initial voiceless stop consonants, and (3) short-term vowel spectra...
  78. ncbi Patterns of phonological errors as a function of a phonological versus an articulatory locus of impairment
    Cristina Romani
    Psychology, Aston University, Birmingham, England
    Cortex 38:541-67. 2002
    ..We propose that, at this level, vowel selection may be more difficult than consonant selection because vowels belong to a smaller set of repeatedly activated units...
  79. ncbi Using links between speech perception and speech production to evaluate different acoustic metrics: a preliminary report
    Rochelle S Newman
    Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, University of Maryland, Lefrak Hall, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 113:2850-60. 2003
    ..These results suggest that correlations between speech perception and production may provide a methodology for evaluating different proposed acoustic metrics...
  80. ncbi Acoustic and perceptual evaluation of Mandarin tone productions before and after perceptual training
    Yue Wang
    Department of Linguistics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York 14260, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 113:1033-43. 2003
    ..These results are discussed in terms of the relationship between non-native tone perception and production as well as learning at the suprasegmental level...
  81. ncbi Effects of disfluencies, predictability, and utterance position on word form variation in English conversation
    Alan Bell
    Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 0925, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 113:1001-24. 2003
    ..Also considered are other factors such as sex (women are more likely to use fuller forms, even after controlling for rate of speech, for example), and some of the differences among the ten function words in their response to the factors...
  82. ncbi Individual talker differences in voice-onset-time
    J Sean Allen
    Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 113:544-52. 2003
    ..These findings provide evidence that VOT varies systematically from talker to talker and may therefore be one phonetically-relevant acoustic property underlying listeners' capacity to benefit from talker-specific experience...
  83. ncbi The trough effect: implications for speech motor programming
    Bjorn Lindblom
    Department of Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin, Tex 78712, USA
    Phonetica 59:245-62. 2002
    ..Quantitative models of VCV coarticulation must incorporate the trough effect in order to more effectively capture the kinematic properties of speech...
  84. ncbi Effects of speaking rate on second formant trajectories of selected vocalic nuclei
    Gary Weismer
    Department of Communicative Disorders, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 113:3362-78. 2003
    ..Results are discussed in terms of models of speech production and a group of speech disorders that is usually associated with anomalies of speaking rate, and hence of formant frequency trajectories...
  85. ncbi Selective attention and the acquisition of new phonetic categories
    Alexander L Francis
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 28:349-66. 2002
    ..Results suggest that A2D models can account for some observed restructuring of listeners' perceptual space, but listeners also show evidence of directing attention to a previously unattended dimension of phonetic contrast...
  86. ncbi Velopharyngeal aerodynamics of /m/ and /p/ in tracheoesophageal speech
    Jeffrey P Searl
    Communication Disorders Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
    J Voice 18:557-66. 2004
    ..Further studies are needed to confirm/refute the explanations postulated here regarding the VP aerodynamic differences that were identified...
  87. ncbi Multidimensional voice evaluation in pretreatment glottic carcinoma
    Naoko Matsubara
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Kyusyu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 57:173-80. 2005
    ..We should evaluate patients with glottic carcinoma not only with vocal examination but also using stroboscopy before biopsy...
  88. pmc The emergence of mature gestural patterns in the production of voiceless and voiced word-final stops
    Susan Nittrouer
    Utah State University, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 117:351-64. 2005
    ..Finally, context effects (isolation or sentence) showed that the acoustic correlates of syllable-final voicing are attenuated when words are produced in sentences, rather than in isolation...
  89. ncbi Loud speech in realistic environmental noise: phonetogram data, perceptual voice quality, subjective ratings, and gender differences in healthy speakers
    Maria Södersten
    Department of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Voice 19:29-46. 2005
    ..Subjectively, women reported less success making themselves heard and higher effort. The results support the contention that female voices are more vulnerable to vocal loading in background noise...
  90. ncbi Immediate effects of 'voice massage' treatment on the speaking voice of healthy subjects
    Anne Maria Laukkanen
    Department of Speech Communication and Voice Research, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Folia Phoniatr Logop 57:163-72. 2005
    ..The effects of VM may be partly psychological, partly related to a search of phonatory balance...
  91. ncbi Brief report: relations between prosodic performance and communication and socialization ratings in high functioning speakers with autism spectrum disorders
    Rhea Paul
    Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT 06520 7900, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:861-9. 2005
    ..They suggest the need for careful assessment of inappropriate prosody and voice features in speakers with ASD, and for effective intervention programs aimed at reducing the stigmatization of individuals with these conditions...
  92. ncbi Testing the role of semantic similarity in syntactic development
    Anat Ninio
    Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    J Child Lang 32:35-61. 2005
    ..The results indicate that facilitation of learning of early syntax is most probably NOT mediated by semantic similarity...
  93. ncbi Relationships between vocal characteristics and body size and shape in human males: an evolutionary explanation for a deep male voice
    Sarah Evans
    Centre for Communication and Cognition, School of Psychology and Sport Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
    Biol Psychol 72:160-3. 2006
    ..Findings are discussed in relation to the 'good genes' model of sexual selection and the size exaggeration theory of laryngeal descent...
  94. pmc The relationship between articulatory control and improved phonemic accuracy in childhood apraxia of speech: a longitudinal case study
    Maria I Grigos
    Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, New York University, 665 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10012, USA
    Clin Linguist Phon 24:17-40. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that motor processes may differ between children with CAS and their typically developing peers...
  95. ncbi Speech fluency variation in elderly
    Claudia Regina Furquim de Andrade
    Departamento de Fisioterapia, Fonoaudiologia e Terapia Ocupacional, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Pro Fono 22:13-8. 2010
    ..a number of changes in the speech of normally aging adults have been described in the literature. However age-related changes in fluency have received little attention...
  96. pmc Childhood stuttering and dissociations across linguistic domains: a replication and extension
    Christine E Coulter
    Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University, United States
    J Fluency Disord 34:257-78. 2009
    ..Findings provide further support for the possibility that dissociations among various aspects of the speech-language system may contribute to the difficulties that some children have establishing normally fluent speech...
  97. ncbi The assessment of auditory function in CSWS: lessons from long-term outcome
    Marie Noëlle Metz-Lutz
    Laboratoire d Imagerie et Neurosciences Cognitives LINC, CNRS UMR 7191, Faculte de Medecine, Universite Louis Pasteur, 4 rue Kirschleger, Strasbourg Cedex, France
    Epilepsia 50:73-6. 2009
    ....
  98. ncbi Comparison of Rater's reliability on perceptual evaluation of different types of voice sample
    Thomas Law
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, United Christian Hospital, Hospital Authority, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    J Voice 26:666.e13-21. 2012
    ....
  99. ncbi Universal production patterns and ambient language influences in babbling: a cross-linguistic study of Korean- and English-learning infants
    Sue Ann S Lee
    Oklahoma State University, USA
    J Child Lang 37:293-318. 2010
    ..Ambient language patterns were manifested in infant vowel output, perhaps because vowels are more perceptually and motorically available in the input and output capacities of babbling infants...
  100. ncbi Self-reported anxiety of adults who do and do not stutter
    Rodney M Cabel
    Department of Communication Disorders, Bowling Green State University, OH 43403, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 94:775-84. 2002
    ..There was no main effect for condition. The interaction of group by condition fell short of significance. Possible explanations and suggestions for research were discussed...
  101. ncbi Multiparametric evaluation of dysphonic severity
    Estella P M Ma
    Division of Speech Pathology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Voice 20:380-90. 2006
    ..Direct-entry discriminant function analysis revealed that these four voice measures in combination correctly predicted 67.3% of perceived overall severity levels...

Research Grants68

  1. Speech Development in Young Cochlear Implant Recipients
    David J Ertmer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Comparisons with typically developing toddlers and among children implanted at different ages are undertaken through a prospective longitudinal research design. ..
  2. EARLY VOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN WITH COCHLEAR
    DAVID ERTMER; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..18). ..
  3. Early Assessment of Infants with Cleft Palate Following Surgical Repair
    David Zajac; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  4. SPEECH AND RESPIRATORY AERODYNAMICS IN CLEFT PALATE
    David Zajac; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..It is possible, for example, that therapeutic techniques may be developed that incorporate specific respiratory strategies employed by speakers with cleft palate who exhibit acceptable speech characteristics. ..
  5. Speech Intelligibility Testing in Children with Repaired Cleft Palate
    David Zajac; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Speech Kinematics in Parkinson's Disease
    Jessica Huber; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  7. ARTICULATORY KINEMATICS IN NEUROGENIC SPEECH DISORDERS
    Gary Weismer; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  8. Language and Motor Interactions in Parkinson's Disease
    Bridget Walsh; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This work will have significance for understanding the neural processes related to speech production, and will also have important implications for diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to PD. ..
  9. Speech Production in Phonological Impairment
    Benjamin Munson; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  10. Output & Phonological Skills in Bilingual Children
    Brian Goldstein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. INVESTIGATING THE NEURAL BASES OF CHRONIC STUTTERING
    Roger Ingham; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Performance correlations analyses (see below) strongly support Hypothesis One. A nascent system model derived from regional intercorrelation matrix analyses offers the basis for Hypothesis Two. ..
  12. Identifying Communicative Signals in Dysarthric Speech
    Rupal Patel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  13. THE MENTAL LEXICON IN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
    HOLLY STORKEL; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The findings to emerge hold potential for theories of word learning and the relationship between perception and production in language acquisition. ..
  14. NEUROMOTOR BASIS OF STUTTERING
    MICHAEL MCCLEAN; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Phonological Systems of Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users
    Steven Chin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  16. DYNAMIC PATTERNS OF SPEECH AERODYNAMICS IN CHILDREN
    LAURA KOENIG; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  17. Word Learning in Children: Normal Development and Language Impairment
    Holly L Storkel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus, effective word learning instruction is critical in preventing reading and academic failure. Theoretically motivated diagnostic and treatment methods may minimize this risk. ..
  18. Stuttering Therapy and Neurophysiological Interaction
    Roger J Ingham; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The overall study also constitutes a Phase II treatment efficacy study that will determine the need for a Phase III treatment trial of the MPI program. ..
  19. Constraints of Prosodic and Morphological Development
    Katherine Demuth; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. The Mental Lexicon of Children with Phonological Delays
    HOLLY STORKEL; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. Spoken language production and childhood stuttering
    Julie Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Findings from these projects will provide meaningful insights into the role that salient linguistic processes play in the initiation and/or cause of instances of stuttering in children. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. SHORT-TERM MEMORY AND SYNTACTIC DEFICITS IN APHASIA
    Randi Martin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. EFFECTS OF PRACTICE ON SPEECH OUTPUT FOR CHILDREN
    Kathryn Drager; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The dependent measures will include intelligibility of single words and comprehension of commands. ..
  24. The Genetics of Specific Language Impairment
    JAMES TOMBLIN; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The phenotypes and endophenotypes from these individuals will then be used in conjunction with the existing genotyping for additional genome-wide screens and further follow-up fine mapping studies. ..
  25. Collaboration on Specific Language Impairment
    JAMES TOMBLIN; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. Processing Neighbors in Speech Perception and Production
    MICHAEL VITEVITCH; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..That is, the work in this proposal is a first step in the needed direction of integrating models of sub-lexical, lexical, and semantic processing and of models of recognition and production. ..
  27. Quantitative Modeling of Speech
    Brad H Story; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  28. Treatment of Lexical Deficits in Young Children with SLI
    SHELLEY I GRAY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  29. MODELING COARTICULATION: AN INTEGRATED PHONETIC APPROACH
    Harvey Sussman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The study will be test two theoretical hypotheses of coarticulatory behavior - a co-production/superposition account (Ohman, 1967) versus a more traditional phoneme-by-phoneme account first proposed by Joos (1948). ..
  30. Neuroimaging of language production using overt speech
    Randi Martin; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  31. From Sound to Sense: 50+ Years of Speech Research
    Joseph Perkell; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Partial support for this conference is requested. ..
  32. PHONOTACTIC INFORMATION IN SPEECH PRODUCTION
    MICHAEL VITEVITCH; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  33. LEXICAL DEFICIT--YOUNG CHILD W/ SPECIFIC LANG IMPAIRMENT
    Shelley Gray; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  34. Sentence Production and Developmental Error
    Matthew Rispoli; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The deviation has a predicted direction; high error rates should be accompanied by increased fluency. That is, entrenchment contributes to the sacrificing of grammatical accuracy for increased fluency. ..
  35. Phonological Priming in Children who Stutter
    COURTNEY BYRD; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In addition, the relationship between holistic versus incremental processing and persistence of stuttering will be empirically examined. ..
  36. ERP & Behavioral Predictors of Language Intervention
    Paul Yoder; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Multiple regression, multivariate permutation tests, and growth curve analyses will be used to test the research questions. Five years of funding are requested. ..
  37. The Neural Substrates of Impaired Feedback Control in P*
    John Houde; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Better understanding of the neural substrates of impaired speech feedback control in PDs will elucidate the pathophysiology of speech disorders associated with PD and promote refined targeting of treatments for those disorders. ..
  38. FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING STUDIES OF SPEECH PROSODY
    Jackson Gandour; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  39. Cortical Organization of Noun and Verb Processing
    Alfonso Caramazza; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  40. EVALUATING GRAMMATICAL ASYNCHRONY IN CHILDREN WITH SLI
    Pamela Hadley; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  41. SPECT RCBF IN LANGUAGE RECEPTION
    Emily Tobey; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  42. INTONATION IN CHILDREN'S EARLY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
    David Snow; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  43. ARTICULATORY AND PERCEPTUAL CORRELATES OF SYLLABLE STRUC
    Kenneth de Jong; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The findings of this project will thus be important for advances in research in speech production, speech apraxia, language acquisition and linguistics. ..
  44. Articulatory recovery from speech acoustics
    Richard S McGowan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Non-veridical articulatory recovery is important for models of speech and language learning. ..
  45. MORPHOLOGICAL DEFICITS IN SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT
    Laurence Leonard; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Such a finding could lead to a uniform theory of how language impairment might develop and persist among children acquiring English. ..
  46. Linguapalatal Contact Pressures During Speech
    JEFFREY SEARL; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Clearer understanding of the relationship between these measures will allow a more complete understanding of speech production, and lead to a larger research application dealing with speech dynamics. ..
  47. Kinematic Comparison of Speech and Nonspeech Oral Tasks
    Susan Shaiman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The transfer of learning from nonspeech behaviors to speech production would implicate a common or related control process for the two motor behaviors. ..
  48. Expiratory muscle training in patients with Parkinson's
    Christine Sapienza; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The goals of the grant meet the mission of the R21. Its potential impact is high due to the therapy program's innovative nature and potential cost-effectiveness as a treatment approach. ..
  49. Temporal Coordination in the Motor Speech System
    Kirrie Ballard; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The DIVA neural network model is used to develop specific predictions and results will be interpreted in the context of this and other current models of motor control. ..
  50. DISORDERS OF LEXICAL ACCESS IN SPEECH PRODUCTION
    Alfonso Caramazza; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These are necessary components of the larger goal of understanding the functional architecture of the brain and for developing intervention strategies for remedial training of aphasia. ..
  51. A Computational Tool for Simulation of Phonosurgical Pr*
    Eric Hunter; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..It is expected that the posturing model will have a significant impact on surgically based voice therapies, as well as on vocal fold modeling in general and post-surgical therapy. ..
  52. GRAMMATICAL MORPHOLOGY IN SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT
    Laurence Leonard; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  53. Semantic complexity and treatment for lexical access
    Swathi Kiran; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..We will accomplish this through online category verification tasks across different types of semantic categories. ..
  54. Prosodic Impairment and Speech Intelligibility in Perso*
    Kate Bunton; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Enhancing the F0 contour to include the peaks and valleys typical in normal speakers will decrease segment error rates. ..
  55. EARLY COMMUNICATION INTERVENTION IN AUTISTIC CHILDREN
    Paul Yoder; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Assessments of communication, vocabulary, and motor imitation will occur at the pre-treatment, port-treatment, and 6 month follow-up periods. Examiners and coders will be blind to treatment assignment. ..
  56. Partner-Specific Memory Associations in Language Use
    William Horton; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The goals of this project are to motivate a more fully-specified model of the cognitive mechanisms that mediate the ability of language users to take into account common ground. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  57. Virtual Reality Environments for Stuttering treatment
    SHELLEY BRUNDAGE; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  58. Treating Intention in Aphasia: Neuroplastic Substrates
    Bruce Crosson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  59. Flow Visualization in the Canine Larynx During Phonation
    Siddarth Khosla; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Training in recognizing clinical applications of the work will be fostered by consultations with two prominent laryngologists, Dr. Gerald Berke and Dr. Randal Paniello. ..
  60. Recombinative Generalization of Within-syllable Units in MR
    Kathryn J Saunders; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  61. Early Memory Development: Mechanisms and Methods
    Patricia Bauer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In the 20-plus-year balance of my professional career, I will share my expertise with the undergradu ate and graduate students that I train and with the field at large. ..
  62. Training Japanese listeners to identify English vowels
    Kanae Nishi; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These results will provide empirical support for a theoretical framework for the speech perception-production link. These results can also be used to extend the research to propose new vowel training methods. ..
  63. Cross-generational sound change in American English
    Ewa Jacewicz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..As regional varieties of English continue to diverge, this dimension must be incorporated into work on speech intelligibility, recognition, and synthesis. ..
  64. Variability in phonological/articulatory disorders
    Karen Forrest; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  65. CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF LEXICAL ACTIVATION
    Arthur Samuel; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..In turn, because language is such a fundamental cognitive ability, progress in describing language processing will enhance our understanding of human cognition, under both normal and disordered conditions. ..
  66. AEROACOUSTICS OF VOICE
    Fariborz Alipour; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  67. PHYSIOLOGIC DEVELOPMENT OF SPEECH PRODUCTION
    KRISTIE SPENCER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These analyses will yield a map of the physiologic correlates of speech impairment, and will provide a basis for evaluating current nosologies of child speech delay of unknown origin. ..