The Phonetics of Dysarthria - Studies in Production and Perception - Ioannis Papakyritsis

The Phonetics of Dysarthria - Studies in Production and Perception - Ioannis Papakyritsis

13. Repair in Conversation

The Phonetics of Dysarthria - Studies in Production and Perception - Ioannis Papakyritsis

Ioannis Papakyritsis [+-]
University of Patras
Ioannis Papakyritsis is an assistant professor in the department of Speech and Language Therapy at University of Patras and a certified clinician. He has worked as an assistant professor in Western Illinois University. He holds a PhD from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His research interests include clinical acoustic phonetics and the analysis of suprasegmentals in neurogenic speech disorders. He is teaching classes on communication disorders at undergraduate and Master’s levels and he has been working as a clinical supervisor of student clinicians and as speech & language therapist. He currently lives in Patras, Greece.
Marie Klopfenstein [+-]
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Marie Klopfenstein, Ph.D. in an Associate Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program, which is part of the Department of Applied Health at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in phonetics, speech science, and voice. Dr. Klopfenstein has presented and published widely on acoustic and perceptual correlates of speech naturalness. Her other research includes voice services for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, speech rate, sonority, and phonetic transcription, with current focus on populations with unmet needs and issues with accessing speech and language services.
Ben Rutter [+-]
University of Sheffield
Ben Rutter is a lecturer in Clinical Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. He has a degree in Linguistics and Phonetics from the University of York and did his Ph.D. in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette under the supervision of Martin J. Ball and Nicole Müller. His research focuses on the role of phonetics in Speech and Language Therapy and he has written extensively on interactional phonetics and dysarthria. More recently he has been working on topics related to the Medical Humanities. Ben is on the editorial board for the journal Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.


In the preceding chapter we have shown that existing studies looking at the phonetics of dysarthria secondary to MS have focused largely on read words, read sentences and some elicited connected speech. In this study our focus lies instead on the manifestation of MS dysarthria in conversational speech, and in particular the social action we call repair. In this chapter we introduce the concept of repair in more detail as a phenomenon of naturally occurring conversation. We will show that repair is both common yet structurally complex. We outline a typology of repair and focus particularly on the concept of self-repair; the conversational act of addressing a problem with the understandability or intelligibility of some preceding talk. In section 13.4 we focus on repair in conversations where one or more participant has a communication difficulty, particularly in relation to intelligibility. Finally, we summarize what is known about the phonetics of repair, focusing mostly on conversations where the participants do not have a communication difficulty.

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Papakyritsis, Ioannis ; Klopfenstein, Marie; Rutter, Ben. 13. Repair in Conversation. The Phonetics of Dysarthria - Studies in Production and Perception. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 278-286 Jul 2022. ISBN 9781800500181. Date accessed: 18 Apr 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41377. Jul 2022

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