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Evaluation of an objective technique for anlaysing temporal variables in DAT spontaneous speech

Singh, Sameer, Bucks, Romola S. and Cuerden, Joanne M. (2001) Evaluation of an objective technique for anlaysing temporal variables in DAT spontaneous speech Aphasiology, 15, (6), pp. 571-583. (doi:10.1080/02687040143000041).

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This paper describes a technique for quantifying the degree of speech deficits in probable dementia of Alzheimer's type (DAT). The technique involves interviewing individuals with DAT and transcribing their speech. From these transcripts five measurements that reflect the physical characteristics of this speech can be calculated, each measure being dependent on speech fluency and pauses. Eight patients with DAT and eight healthy participants were interviewed and their conversational speech analysed. The paper discusses statistical results obtained with these parameters and explores their usefulness for quantifying speech deficits in DAT. The paper recommends similar analysis with a larger sample and its integration with other linguistic methods of analysing the language deficits experienced by people with DAT.

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Published date: 2001


Local EPrints ID: 18563
ISSN: 0268-7038
PURE UUID: 6e3f83b6-af52-4d71-b2e7-f8075c7a7e53

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Date deposited: 05 Dec 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:35

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Author: Sameer Singh
Author: Romola S. Bucks
Author: Joanne M. Cuerden

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