Observer Agreement on Disfluency and Stuttering Groups of undergraduate and graduate stndent listeners identified the stutterings and disfluencies of eight adult male stutterers during videotaped samples of their reading and speaking. Stuttering and disfluency loci were assigned to words or to intervals between words. The data indicated that stuttering and disfluency are not two reliable and ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1981
Observer Agreement on Disfluency and Stuttering
 
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  • Richard F. Curlee
    University of Arizona, Tucson
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1981
Observer Agreement on Disfluency and Stuttering
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1981, Vol. 24, 595-600. doi:10.1044/jshr.2404.595
History: Received March 3, 1980 , Accepted September 22, 1980
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1981, Vol. 24, 595-600. doi:10.1044/jshr.2404.595
History: Received March 3, 1980; Accepted September 22, 1980

Groups of undergraduate and graduate stndent listeners identified the stutterings and disfluencies of eight adult male stutterers during videotaped samples of their reading and speaking. Stuttering and disfluency loci were assigned to words or to intervals between words. The data indicated that stuttering and disfluency are not two reliable and unambiguous response classes and are not usually assigned to different, nonoverlapping behaviors. Furthermore, judgments of stuttering and disfluency were distributed similarly across words and intervals. For both undergraduate and graduate student listeners, there was relatively low unit-by-unit agreement among listeners and within the same listeners from one judgment session to another.

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