Speech Prosody 2004

Nara, Japan
March 23-26, 2004

Prosody and Foreign Accent Syndrome: a Comparison of Pre- and Post-stroke Speech

Jo Verhoeven (1), Peter Mariën (2)

(1) *Department of Linguistics, University of Antwerp, Belgium
(2) Department of Neurology & Department of Linguistics, General Hospital Middelheim & Free University of Brussels, Belgium

This paper describes the prosodic characteristics of a female Dutch native speaker with so-called Foreign Accent Syndrome. Although Foreign Accent Syndrome has often been regarded as a speech disorder which is characterized by substantial deviations in intonation patterns, the case of a Dutch-speaking patient is reported whose intonation patterns can be regarded as normal.

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Bibliographic reference.  Verhoeven, Jo / Mariën, Peter (2004): "Prosody and foreign accent syndrome: a comparison of pre- and post-stroke speech", In SP-2004, 123-126.