Impact of typical aging and Parkinson's disease on the relationship among breath pausing, syntax, and punctuation.

@article{Huber2012ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of typical aging and Parkinson's disease on the relationship among breath pausing, syntax, and punctuation.},
  author={Jessica E. Huber and Meghan Darling and Elaine J. Francis and Dabao Zhang},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={368-79}
}
PURPOSE The present study examines the impact of typical aging and Parkinson's disease (PD) on the relationship among breath pausing, syntax, and punctuation. METHOD Thirty young adults, 25 typically aging older adults, and 15 individuals with PD participated. Fifteen participants were age- and sex-matched to the individuals with PD. Participants read a passage aloud 2 times. Utterance length, location of breath pauses relative to punctuation and syntax, and number of disfluencies and mazes… CONTINUE READING