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    Cross-linguistic study of vocal pathology: perceptual features of spasmodic dysphonia in French-speaking subjects

    Lorch, Marjorie and Whurr, R. (2003) Cross-linguistic study of vocal pathology: perceptual features of spasmodic dysphonia in French-speaking subjects. Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders 1 (1), pp. 35-52. ISSN 1476-9670.

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    Abstract

    Clinical characterisation of Spasmodic Dysphonia of the adductor type (SD) in French speakers by Klap and colleagues (1993) appears to differ from that of SD in English. This perceptual analysis aims to describe the phonetic features of French SD. A video of 6 French speakers with SD supplied by Klap and colleagues was analysed for frequency of phonatory breaks, pitch breaks, harshness, creak, breathiness and falsetto voice, rate of production, and quantity of speech output. In contrast to English SD, the French speaking SD patients demonstrated no evidence pitch breaks, but phonatory breaks, harshness and breathiness were prominent features. This verifies the French authors’ (1993) clinical description. These findings suggest that phonetic properties of a specific language may affect the manifestation of pathology in neurogenic voice disorders.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): cross-linguistic, voice, spasmodic dysphonia
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2006
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 13:35
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/336

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