Examination of Adams’ Positions on the Speech Production Abilities of People Who Stutter Adams expressed concern that we misrepresented his many years of work in the field of stuttering when we wrote that he “proposed that ‘the speech production abilities of stutterers are inherently inferior to those of normal persons’” (Armson & Kalinowski, 1994; p. 71). He stated that Nowhere in my ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   August 01, 1994
Examination of Adams’ Positions on the Speech Production Abilities of People Who Stutter
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Joy Armson
    Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Joseph Kalinowski
    Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Speech / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   August 01, 1994
Examination of Adams’ Positions on the Speech Production Abilities of People Who Stutter
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 1994, Vol. 37, 813-815. doi:10.1044/jshr.3704.813b
History: Received March 23, 1994 , Accepted March 28, 1994
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 1994, Vol. 37, 813-815. doi:10.1044/jshr.3704.813b
History: Received March 23, 1994; Accepted March 28, 1994
Adams expressed concern that we misrepresented his many years of work in the field of stuttering when we wrote that he “proposed that ‘the speech production abilities of stutterers are inherently inferior to those of normal persons’” (Armson & Kalinowski, 1994; p. 71). He stated that

Nowhere in my more than 25 years of writing about stuttering and people who stutter, have I ever proposed that they have inherently inferior speech production abilities compared to normals. I have implicitly raised questions about such a possibility, but that is very different from proposing or staking out a position on the matter as Armson and Kalinowski believe I have done. (Adams, 1994; p. 813)

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