A human sound transducer/reproducer: Temporal capabilities of a profoundly echolalic child

@article{Fay1977AHS,
  title={A human sound transducer/reproducer: Temporal capabilities of a profoundly echolalic child},
  author={Warren H. Fay and Ralph O. Colleman},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  year={1977},
  volume={4},
  pages={396-402}
}
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