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)
The Special Issue (SI) “Phonologically constrained variability in L1 and L2 production and perception” contains a set of papers that substantially expand upon selected oral presentations at the conference Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia (PaPI), held in Lisbon in 2013. The papers converge in addressing a thematically coherent topic of current theoretical(More)
BACKGROUND Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a nosocomial infection of multifactorial etiology and has a negative influence on cardiovascular surgery (CVS) outcomes. OBJECTIVES Determine the effect of toothbrushing plus 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse in preventing VAP after CVS. METHODS In a quasi-experimental study, patients undergoing(More)
This Special Issue brings together a selection of papers orally presented at the conference Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia (PaPI), held in Lisbon in 2013. ( For 10 years the PaPI conferences have been a highly productive setting for the sharing and discussion of investigation within phonology and phonetics and their(More)
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