Prosody: An Overview and Applications to Voice Therapy

  title={Prosody: An Overview and Applications to Voice Therapy},
  author={Daniel J McCabe},
Purpose: Prosody is the variation of dynamics, frequency, rate, and tone that carries contextual meaning in speech. The purpose of this study is to present an overview of prosody in speech from evolutionary, developmental and cultural perspectives, and to review implications in therapy for voice disorders. Methods: Cross-disciplinary overview. Results: Applications of prosody from linguistics, animal behavior, voice, music, and psychology were reviewed. Areas covered include evolutionary… Expand
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