Effects of Vowel Height and Vocal Intensity on Anticipatory Nasal Airflow in Individuals With Normal Speech

Young, Lisa H.; Zajac, David J.; Mayo, Robert; Hooper, Celia R.
February 2001
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb2001, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p52
Academic Journal
Presents information on a study which determined the effects of vowel height and vocal intensity on the magnitude of anticipatory nasal airflow in normal speakers when producing vowel-nasal-vowel sequences. Methodology of the study; Results and discussion on the study.


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