Comments on "Utterance Length, Syntactic Complexity, and Childhood Stuttering" by Yaruss We are writing to comment on the excellent and thought-provoking article by J. Scott Yaruss entitled “Utterance Length, Syntactic Complexity, and Childhood Stuttering” (JSLHR, 42, 329–344). We were delighted to see a well-designed study that adds to our knowledge about stuttering in childhood. We are not surprised with the finding ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   June 01, 2000
Comments on "Utterance Length, Syntactic Complexity, and Childhood Stuttering" by Yaruss
 
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  • Barbara J. Amster
    La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
  • C. Woodruff Starkweather
    Temple University Philadelphia, PA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Speech / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   June 01, 2000
Comments on "Utterance Length, Syntactic Complexity, and Childhood Stuttering" by Yaruss
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 2000, Vol. 43, 810-811. doi:10.1044/jslhr.4303.810
History: Received June 29, 1999 , Accepted September 28, 1999
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 2000, Vol. 43, 810-811. doi:10.1044/jslhr.4303.810
History: Received June 29, 1999; Accepted September 28, 1999
We are writing to comment on the excellent and thought-provoking article by J. Scott Yaruss entitled “Utterance Length, Syntactic Complexity, and Childhood Stuttering” (JSLHR, 42, 329–344). We were delighted to see a well-designed study that adds to our knowledge about stuttering in childhood. We are not surprised with the finding that stuttered utterances are longer than fluent utterances and agree that longer utterances place greater demands on the resources needed for planning or producing speech, consistent with the demands and capacities explanation of fluency breakdown (Adams, 1990; Starkweather, 1997; Starkweather & Gottwald, 1990). We would like to suggest a mechanism that may help to explain this phenomenon.
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