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ERIC Number: EJ1015046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Acoustic and Perceptual Correlates of Foreign Accent Syndrome with Manic Etiology: A Case Study
Lewis, Skye; Ball, Laura J.; Kitten, Suzanna
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v34 n4 p242-247 Aug 2013
In foreign accent syndrome (FAS), changes in articulation and prosody cause listeners to perceive the speaker as "foreign-sounding." Fewer than 100 cases of FAS have been described in the literature; commonly associated with brain damage, only a handful of these have been analyzed with respect to acoustic measures. Acoustic and perceptual measurements were used to compare conversational samples of an individual with mania, first presenting with FAS and again after a return to baseline speech. Acoustic measurements included fundamental frequency, intensity, vowel space, and pause time. Perceptual measures were used to describe prosody, articulation, rate of speech, and intelligibility. Differences in acoustic and perceptual correlates and a negative impact on participation suggest the validity of assigning a diagnosis of FAS associated with mania despite lack of brain damage. (Contains 1 table, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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