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Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech

Aix-en-Provence, France
September 10-12, 2005


Simulations of the Types of Disfluency Produced in Spontaneous Utterances by Fluent Speakers, and the Change in Disfluency Type Seen as Speakers Who Stutter Get Older

Peter Howell, Olatunji Akande

Department of Psychology, University College London, UK

The EXPLAN model is implemented on a graphic simulator. It is shown that it is able to produce speech in serial order and several types of fluency failure produced by fluent speakers and speakers who stutter. A way that EXPLAN accounts for longitudinal changes in the pattern of fluency failures shown by speakers who stutter is demonstrated.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Howell, Peter / Akande, Olatunji (2005): "Simulations of the types of disfluency produced in spontaneous utterances by fluent speakers, and the change in disfluency type seen as speakers who stutter get older", In DiSS-2005, 93-98.