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

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

15. The Phonetics of Self Repair in Dysarthria

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 this chapter we outline the results of our interactional phonetic study. In section 15.2 we introduce the acoustic properties that we found to be common to the interruption point and interregnum of repair sequences. We also discuss the extent to which certain acoustic parameters seem to be used to signal these phases of conversational speech. We then move on to discuss modification repairs in section 15.3, with particular attention being given to those repairs that can be classed as ‘intelligibility repairs’. These repairs will be discussed according to the acoustic features identified in chapter 14; specifically: intensity, duration, frequency, and other articulatory properties of the signal. Acoustic analyses will be supplemented with impressionistic phonetic transcriptions carried out using the IPA where necessary. The extracts are discussed using a system of single case analysis. This is to facilitate consideration of social-interactional information when making claims about the phonetic design of turns in talk.

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Papakyritsis, Ioannis ; Klopfenstein, Marie; Rutter, Ben. 15. The Phonetics of Self Repair in Dysarthria. The Phonetics of Dysarthria - Studies in Production and Perception. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 295-314 Jul 2022. ISBN 9781800500181. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41379. Jul 2022

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