ESCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on
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.
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.