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An analysis of speech rate strategies in ageing

van Brenk, Fritz and Terband, Hayo and van Lieshout, Pascal and Lowit, Anja and Maassen, Ben (2009) An analysis of speech rate strategies in ageing. In: Interspeech 2009, 2009-09-06 - 2009-09-10, Brighton, United Kingdom.

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Effects of age and speech rate on movement cycle duration were assessed using electromagnetic articulography. In a repetitive task syllables were articulated at eight rates, obtained by metronome and self-pacing. Results indicate that increased speech rate is associated with increasing movement cycle duration stability, while decreased rate leads to a decrease in uniformity of cycle duration, supporting the view that alterations in speech rate are associated with different motor control strategies involving durational manipulations. The relative contribution of closing movement durations increases with decreasing speech rate, and is a more dominant strategy for elderly speakers.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 26454
Keywords: speech, speech rate, ageing, eldrely speakers, Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine, Education (General)
Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Education > Education (General)
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Speech and Language Therapy
Depositing user: Ms Emma Reilly
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2010 10:43
Last modified: 12 Dec 2015 20:42
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