Special Issue "Motor Speech Disorders and Prosody"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2021) | Viewed by 14355
Interests: motor speech disorders; acoustic analysis; rhythm; intonation; voice quality; speech treatment
Interests: prosody; intonation; language disorders; prosodic development; language acquisition; experimental linguistics
Prosodic disturbances are a well-recognised feature of motor speech disorders, affecting dimensions such as tempo and rate, loudness, intonation and vocal features. While these disturbances are still largely associated with reductions in the naturalness of speech, there is evidence for prosody’s equal importance for intelligibility and, thus, its significant impact on communication effectiveness as a whole.
This Special Issue aims to bring together studies from the theoretical field as well as the motor speech disorder literature to reflect new knowledge generated to guide effective management of people with motor speech disorders and support new developments in this area through sharing novel theoretically informed methodological approaches. All approaches to investigating prosody are welcome, including instrumental, perceptual and neuroimaging studies. We invite cutting-edge original works as well as review papers on the following areas:
- Characterisation of prosodic impairments in children and adults with motor speech disorders;
- Aspects of prosodic development in children with motor speech problems;
- Novel assessment and treatment approaches for disordered prosody;
- Theoretical models and frameworks of prosodic analysis and their application to the characterisation and analysis of motor speech disorders;
- The nature of prosodic disturbance across languages and the impact of language particular features;
- The relationship between prosodic perception and production in both healthy and disordered populations.
Prof. Dr. Anja Lowit
Prof. Dr. Sónia Frota
Dr. Marina Vigário
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- motor speech disorders
- apraxia of speech
- voice quality
- prosody assessment
- prosody treatment
- acoustic analysis
- phonological analysis
- perception of prosody
- production of prosody
- neurodegenerative disorders
- neurodevelopmental disorders
- prosodic development