Speech Prosody 2006
Ageing is part of the normal evolution of human beings. Demographic projections to 2030 indicate that more than 60 countries will have at least 2 million people age 65 or older. Yet knowlegde about speech in the elderly is still dispersed and incomplete, in particular in the area of normal ageing.
Prosody within a linguistic community is triggered by a number of parameters which are investigated (see this conference). Yet, little is currently known about the longitudinal evolution of this speech component.
This paper is a first state of the art about speech prosody and ageing, with the hope that more researchers in speech sciences will investigate this domain.
Bibliographic reference. Zellner Keller, Brigitte (2006): "Ageing and speech prosody", In SP-2006, paper 001.