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The relationship between prosody and breathing in spontaneous discourse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11896656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article is concerned with the role of prosody in discourse. Three experiments explored the relationship between inspiration, declination, and syntactic boundaries in normal and RHD participants. Fundamental frequency and intensity were measured at the beginning and end of breath units excised from conversational samples. The results revealed evidence of declination of intensity in all samples measured. However, resetting of fundamental frequency was observed only in the samples of normal participants and then only when a breath coincided with the beginning of a sentence. The results suggest that resetting and declination play separate roles in discourse parsing.
Kathryn Hird; Kim Kirsner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain and language     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0093-934X     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Lang     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-18     Completed Date:  2002-05-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506220     Medline TA:  Brain Lang     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science (USA).
School of Psychology, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aphasia / diagnosis,  etiology
Brain / blood supply
Severity of Illness Index
Speech / physiology*
Speech Acoustics
Speech Production Measurement
Stroke / complications
Verbal Behavior / physiology*

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