TITLE

The Dynamics of Interlip Coupling in Speakers With a Repaired Unilateral Cleft-Lip History

AUTHOR(S)
van Lieshout, Pascal H. H. M.; Rutjens, C. A. W.; Spauwen, P. H. M.
PUB. DATE
February 2002
SOURCE
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb2002, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper, data are presented on individual movement characteristics of the upper and lower lip and on interlip coordination in speakers with a repaired unilateral cleft upper lip history and age-matched control participants. The data were acquired using the AG100 EMMA system while the participants produced a selection of nonspeech and speech tasks. The participants with a repaired unilateral cleft upper lip history showed reduced upper-lip movement ranges and peak velocities and a more variable spatiotemporal pattern for individual upperlip movement cycles, in addition to a more variable interlip coupling. The latter difference also proved to be more pronounced for the younger speakers with a repaired cleft upper lip. Overall, for both groups, the linguistically more complex task showed more variability in the individual upper-and lower-lip movement cycles and their coupling. In the discussion, we address the potential relationships between the kinematic data for upper lip in the repaired-cleft-lip speakers and the findings on movement and coordination stability as they might fit within current notions of coordination dynamics theory.
ACCESSION #
6417311

 

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