Phonetic complexity and stuttering in Arabic

This study investigated whether phonetic complexity affected stuttering rate in Jordanian Arabic speakers. The authors reported factors that most affected fluency in Jordanian Arabic were place of articulation, manner of articulation, word length, word shape and consonant length.

Al-Tamini, Feda, Khamaiseh, Zaidan, and Howell, Peter. (2013). Phonetic complexity and stuttering in Arabic. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. doi:10.3109/02699206.2013.823242

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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