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    Perceptual aspects of spasmodic dysphonia across different languages

    Whurr, R. and Lorch, Marjorie (2002) Perceptual aspects of spasmodic dysphonia across different languages. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie 11 (1), pp. 22-29. ISSN 0924-7025.

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    Adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD), an action induced dystonia, results in abrupt initiation and termination of voicing. Anglophone and Francophone vocal characteristics of ADSD are reviewed. Perceptual judgements were obtained from the symposium participants with a new Laryngeal Dystonia Feature Analysis checklist on videotaped ADSD interviews from 4 French, 1 Malaysian, 1 Greek, and 2 English, Clear differences were perceived in the presence of pitch breaks in various languages. This group confirmed their absence in French (replicating Lorch & Whurr, 1999) and presence in the other language samples. Language-specific phomotactics are suggested as a source of cross-linguistic differences in ADSD.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
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    Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 08:33
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:38


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