The Phonetics of Dysarthria
Studies in Production and Perception
Ioannis Papakyritsis [+–]
University of Patras
Marie Klopfenstein [+–]
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Ben Rutter [+–]
University of Sheffield
The Phonetics of Dysarthria provides a broad overview of dysarthria, as well as coverage of three distinct studies of the phonetic features and phonological implications of the speech disorder.
The large scope of the book ensures that clinical practitioners, linguists, speech scientists and advanced undergraduate or graduate students alike can find new insights into dysarthria. The first chapters cover the effects of dysarthria in Greek through the acoustic and perceptual investigation of the realization of lexical stress. Prosodic characteristics of a variety of dysarthric speech, including speech in highly controlled and spontaneous conditions, are investigated in relationship to perceived speech naturalness in American English as well. The last chapters use the framework of interactional phonetics to look at conversational repair and the phonetics of self-repair in individuals with dysarthria. The studies in this volume contribute a distinctive approach to the subject by using impressionistic, acoustic segmental and suprasegmental analyses to investigate this wide variety of aspects to the motor speech disorder. The cross-linguistic phonetic data included also provide a novel contribution to the literature on dysarthria.
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Until recently he was Professor of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics at Linköping University, Sweden, having formerly held the position of Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received his bachelor’s degree with honours in Linguistics and English from the University of Wales (Bangor); his Master’s degree in phonetics and linguistics from the University of Essex; his Ph.D. from the University of Wales (Cardiff), and a DLitt degree from Bangor University.
Dr Ball has authored and edited over 35 books, 50 contributions to collections and 100 refereed articles in academic journals. He has also presented at conferences around the world. He is co-editor of the journal Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics (Taylor & Francis); and of the book series Studies in Phonetics and Phonology (Equinox), Communication Disorders across Languages (Multilingual Matters), and Language and Speech Disorders (Psychology Press). His main research interests include sociolinguistics, clinical phonetics and phonology, and the linguistics of Welsh. He has been President of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association; he is an honorary Fellow of the UK Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. His most recent books are Principles of Clinical Phonology (Routledge, 2016) and Challenging Sonority (co-edited with N. Müller, Equinox, 2016).
Part 1: Acoustic and Perceptual Effects of Dysarthria in Greek
Part 2: Prosodic Features and Speech Naturalness
Part 3: Conversational Speech in Dysarthria