The Effects of a Flattened Fundamental Frequency on Intelligibility at the Sentence Level

Laures, Jacqueline S.; Weismer, Gary
October 1999
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Oct1999, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p1148
Academic Journal
Evaluates the effect of a flattened fundamental frequency contour on sentence intelligibility. Implications of monotonic pitch on sentence-level speech intelligibility produced by normal speakers; Importance of the role of prosody in the speech intelligibility deficit of dysarthria; Transcription and scaling data.


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