Articulation rate: Effects of age, fluency, and syntactic structure

Cecile McKee, Dana McDaniel, Merrill F. Garrett, Cheri Lozoraitis, Matthew S. Mutterperl

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We report basic findings on articulation rate effects derived from experimental research on children's sentence planning. The experiments were designed to evaluate production processes with attention to syntactic variables while controlling for lexical and phonological variables. Articulatory rate measures showed (1) rates differed for children (3-8.11) and adults, with adult rates significantly faster than child rates; (2) the effects of fluent and dysfluent host utterances on fluent substrings differed for adults and children; (3) rate patterns for relative clause and conjoined clause utterances differed, both from each other and across age group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-63
Number of pages9
JournalRevista de Logopedia, Foniatria y Audiologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2013


  • Articulation rate
  • Child language
  • Conjoined clauses
  • Dysfluency
  • Fluency
  • Language acquisition
  • Language production
  • Relative clauses
  • Sentence planning
  • Stuttering
  • Syntax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN


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