Distribution of Instances of Disfluency in Consecutive Readings of Different Passages by Nonstutterers Fourteen adult male nonstutterers read five passages. The order in which the passages were read was randomly determined for each subject. The mean number of instances of disfluency during each of the five readings was computed. As a group, the subjects did not exhibit the adaptation effect. Their mean frequency ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1970
Distribution of Instances of Disfluency in Consecutive Readings of Different Passages by Nonstutterers
 
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  • Franklin H. Silverman
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1970
Distribution of Instances of Disfluency in Consecutive Readings of Different Passages by Nonstutterers
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1970, Vol. 13, 874-882. doi:10.1044/jshr.1304.874
History: Received May 20, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1970, Vol. 13, 874-882. doi:10.1044/jshr.1304.874
History: Received May 20, 1969

Fourteen adult male nonstutterers read five passages. The order in which the passages were read was randomly determined for each subject. The mean number of instances of disfluency during each of the five readings was computed. As a group, the subjects did not exhibit the adaptation effect. Their mean frequency of disfluency increased from the first to the third reading, after which it decreased. This suggests that the nature of the material read exerts a similar influence upon the course of nonstutterers' adaptation as it has been shown to exert upon the course of stutterers, adapation. Several implications are discussed.

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