Rib Torque Does Not Assist Resting Tidal Expiration or Most Conversational Speech Expiration Purpose This research note discusses a common misconception in speech science and speech-language pathology textbooks that rib torque (i.e., rotational stress) assists resting tidal expiration and conversational speech production. Method The nature of this misconception is considered. Conclusion An alternate conceptualization is offered that is consistent ... Research Note
Research Note  |   February 01, 2006
Rib Torque Does Not Assist Resting Tidal Expiration or Most Conversational Speech Expiration
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Thomas J. Hixon
    University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Contact author: Thomas J. Hixon, National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Email: hixon@u.arizona.edu
Article Information
Normal Language Processing / Speech / Research Notes
Research Note   |   February 01, 2006
Rib Torque Does Not Assist Resting Tidal Expiration or Most Conversational Speech Expiration
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2006, Vol. 49, 213-214. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2006/018)
History: Received April 16, 2005 , Accepted July 13, 2005
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2006, Vol. 49, 213-214. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2006/018)
History: Received April 16, 2005; Accepted July 13, 2005

Purpose This research note discusses a common misconception in speech science and speech-language pathology textbooks that rib torque (i.e., rotational stress) assists resting tidal expiration and conversational speech production.

Method The nature of this misconception is considered.

Conclusion An alternate conceptualization is offered that is consistent with knowledge from respiratory biomechanics.

Acknowledgment
This research note is dedicated to the late Will Zemlin, a friend, who was a stickler for detail and would have enjoyed discussing this point at length over a beer.
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