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Declination of F0 in the Speech of Broca’s Aphasics: Reflection into Speech
Planning?

Manjula, R. and Patil, Gouri Shanker
Declination of F0 in the Speech of Broca’s Aphasics: Reflection into Speech
Planning?.
In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

The downtrend in vocal fundamental frequency (F0) over the course of an utterance is
one of the salient features of intonation referred to as declination. Literature suggests that
it plays an important role in understanding the syntactic organization of speech. The
study hypothesizes that declination can provide insight into syntactic organization of
speech in the Broca’s aphasics and this could reflect on the planning of speech. Three
Broca’s aphasic and three normal controls narrated a popular epic story taking cues from
picture cards. Intonation in the utterances of the speakers was analyzed for its shape and
slope following the “Regression line model”. The results are discussed in the light of
declination providing clues to the understanding of the planning of speech units during
expressive language.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1617
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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