Marisa Cruz

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INTRODUCTION Individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) have to deal with several aspects of voice and speech decline and thus alteration of communication ability during the course of the disease. Among these communication impairments, 3 major challenges include: (1) dysarthria, consisting of orofacial motor dysfunction and dysprosody, which is linked to the(More)
This paper describes the rhythmic properties of two central-southern varieties of European Portuguese (Ale and Alg), following similar methodologies of previous production and perception studies of rhythm in Portuguese. The analysis of production data showed that Ale presents a mixed rhythmic nature, whereas Alg is clearly stress-timed. The use of different(More)
Intonational phrasing and pitch accent distribution (PAD) have been proposed to be interdependent (Portuguese) and independent properties of prosodic systems (Egyptian). This paper examines the relation between intonational phrasing and pitch accent distribution in two center-southern varieties of European Portuguese-Alentejo (Ale) and Algarve (Alg).(More)
Tobacco Control Legal Consortium engaged in an in-depth study of the regulation of non-cigarette tobacco products, also known as " other tobacco products " or OTPs. * As part of this project, staff collected scientific studies related to non-cigarette tobacco products. This bibliography contains a select listing of recent studies of five of these products:(More)
In the last years, a lot of optic fiber sensors have been developed for structural health monitoring systems. There are several physical, chemical and environmental factors that contribute to concrete structures deterioration. There is a need to monitor all these factors to explain the produced damages after extended periods. In this paper we present the(More)
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