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ERIC Number: EJ737389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 35
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0269-9206
Philosophy of Research in Motor Speech Disorders
Weismer, Gary
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, v20 n5 p315-349 Jul 2006
The primary objective of this position paper is to assess the theoretical and empirical support that exists for the Mayo Clinic view of motor speech disorders in general, and for oromotor, nonverbal tasks as a window to speech production processes in particular. Literature both in support of and against the Mayo clinic view and the associated use of oromotor, nonverbal tasks, is reviewed, along with literature from normal speech production and neurophysiology. This literature is organized and analysed to show that theoretical and experimental support for the Mayo view is weak at best, and that the frequent appeal to oromotor, nonverbal tasks is misguided. We conclude that studies of speech production in motor speech disorders, rather than oromotor nonverbal control or of neurological signs, is the correct approach for advancing the field. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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