Stuttering Frequency on Meaningful and Non-Meaningful Words in Adults who Stutter
Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 57, 193- 201, August 2005
Vikram N. Dayalu, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
J. Kalinowski and A. Stuart
Previous research has suggested that word meaning can influence the loci and frequency of stuttering moments. Based on this proposition, it was hypothesized that people who stutter will exhibit a larger proportion of stuttering moments on meaningful words when compared to nonmeaningful or nonsense words. In order to test this hypothesis, stuttering frequency was examined among 9 English-speaking adults who stutter as they read a total of 126 words that were either meaningful or nonmeaningful in nature.