Crosslinguistic application of English-centric rhythm descriptors in motor speech disorders.

@article{Liss2013CrosslinguisticAO,
  title={Crosslinguistic application of English-centric rhythm descriptors in motor speech disorders.},
  author={Julie M. Liss and Rene Utianski and Kaitlin L. Lansford},
  journal={Folia phoniatrica et logopaedica : official organ of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={
          3-19
        }
}
BACKGROUND Rhythmic disturbances are a hallmark of motor speech disorders, in which the motor control deficits interfere with the outward flow of speech and by extension speech understanding. As the functions of rhythm are language-specific, breakdowns in rhythm should have language-specific consequences for communication. OBJECTIVE The goals of this paper are to (i) provide a review of the cognitive-linguistic role of rhythm in speech perception in a general sense and crosslinguistically… CONTINUE READING

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