Prosody in Stuttering Adaptation Sixteen young adult male stutterers read a 207-word passage five times in succession under two conditions. In one condition the passage was exactly the same in all five readings. In the second condition the same passage was punctuated in five different ways, thus requiring an altered pattern of expression in ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1966
Prosody in Stuttering Adaptation
 
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  • M. E. Wingate
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1966
Prosody in Stuttering Adaptation
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1966, Vol. 9, 550-556. doi:10.1044/jshr.0904.550
History: Received March 28, 1966
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1966, Vol. 9, 550-556. doi:10.1044/jshr.0904.550
History: Received March 28, 1966

Sixteen young adult male stutterers read a 207-word passage five times in succession under two conditions. In one condition the passage was exactly the same in all five readings. In the second condition the same passage was punctuated in five different ways, thus requiring an altered pattern of expression in each reading.

Adaptation was significantly diminished in the second condition. The results are interpreted as supporting a two-factor explanation of stuttering adaptation: (a) a general organismic adaptation to the situation, and (b) increasing familiarity with the prosody of the passage.

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