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The neural processing of foreign-accented speech and its relationship to listener bias

Foreign-accented speech often presents a challenging listening condition. In addition to deviations from the target speech norms related to the inexperience of the nonnative speaker, listener characteristics may play a role in determining intelligibility levels...

Melodic Intonation Therapy for Post-stroke Non-fluent Aphasia: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Melodic intonation therapy (MIT) is one of the most studied speech and language therapy (SLT) approaches for patients with non-fluent aphasia, although the methodological quality of the studies has been rated as low in previous reviews. The aim of this study is to update current evidence on the possible efficacy of MIT for the treatment of non-fluent post-stroke aphasia...

Rhythm-Speech Correlations in a Corpus of Senegalese Drum Language

In some African cultures, drumming is used for expressing linguistic meanings. Our research focuses on Senegalese musical traditions of encoding linguistic messages on the sabar drums. 

Swallowing in Conversation

Swallowing—a complex physical process that involves closure of the mouth and nasal cavities, as well as the glottis, and the raising and lowering of the larynx—is at the boundary between speech and the body, yet almost nothing is known about how it works in conjunction with speech in spoken interaction...

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