ESCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on
Speech Input/Output Assessment and Speech Databases

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
September 20-23, 1989

Databases Incorporating Spontaneous Speech from Fluent and Disfluent Speakers

Peter Howell, Michael Johnson, Karima Kadi-Hanifi, Pippa Bark, Patricia Hanke, Celia Bonnett, Trudie Wingfield

Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK

Some major concerns in the speech pathology field are (1) what are the defining characteristics of particular types of disfluency, (2) do normally fluent speakers show the same disfluencies as speakers with particular speech disorders, (3) how can changes in the speech of these speakers, both with regard to responses to therapy and developmental changes in the disorder, be assessed? The databases which we have set up in order to begin to answer these questions and an illustrative analysis are described.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Howell, Peter / Johnson, Michael / Kadi-Hanifi, Karima / Bark, Pippa / Hanke, Patricia / Bonnett, Celia / Wingfield, Trudie (1989): "Databases incorporating spontaneous speech from fluent and disfluent speakers", In SIOA-1989, Vol.2, 79-82.