Ceri Savage

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The current studies used a priming methodology to assess the abstractness of children's early syntactic constructions. In the main study, 3-, 4- and 6-year-old children were asked to describe a prime picture by repeating either an active or a passive sentence, and then they were left to their own devices to describe a target picture. For half the children(More)
UNLABELLED The specific mechanisms that underlie childhood stuttering are not fully understood. The current study investigated these mechanisms by comparing the effect on fluency of priming different components of a short sentence. The main findings were that: (1) both children who stutter (CWS) (n=12, M age=6;3) and children who do not stutter (CWNS)(More)
This presentation reviews work on types of disfluency in the spontaneous speech of fluent speakers and speakers who stutter. Examination is made of factors that determine where disfluencies are located. It is concluded that the phonological, or prosodic, word provides a good basis for explaining the distribution of different types of disfluency in(More)
Many individuals who suffer from stuttering in childhood recover. This suggests that there is plasticity in the processes leading to the disorder. Comparisons were made between fluent speakers and speakers who stutter (recovered and persistent) that were intended to elucidate details of this process. Socio-demographic, family history, speech and language,(More)
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