Relationship between the Disfluent Speech Behavior of Normal-Speaking Preschool Boys and Their Parents To explore the relationship between the disfluent speech of normal-speaking preschool boys and their parents, samples of spontaneous speech were obtained from 24 preschool boys, their mothers, and their fathers. Preschool boys were found to have a significantly greater number of total disfluendes than their mothers. The difference between boys ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1974
Relationship between the Disfluent Speech Behavior of Normal-Speaking Preschool Boys and Their Parents
 
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  • Ehud Yairi
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Susan M. Jennings
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1974
Relationship between the Disfluent Speech Behavior of Normal-Speaking Preschool Boys and Their Parents
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1974, Vol. 17, 94-98. doi:10.1044/jshr.1701.94
History: Received September 12, 1972 , Accepted December 6, 1973
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1974, Vol. 17, 94-98. doi:10.1044/jshr.1701.94
History: Received September 12, 1972; Accepted December 6, 1973

To explore the relationship between the disfluent speech of normal-speaking preschool boys and their parents, samples of spontaneous speech were obtained from 24 preschool boys, their mothers, and their fathers. Preschool boys were found to have a significantly greater number of total disfluendes than their mothers. The difference between boys and their fathers, in terms of total disfluendes, was not significant, and neither was the difference between mothers and fathers. Statistically significant correlations were found between boys and fathers in the disfluency category of disrhythmic phonations, and between mothers and fathers in the category of interjections and in total disfluency.

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