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Speech development, speech disorders, phonetics, phonology, articulation, speech perception...and much more!

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The communication chain, conversation, body language, communication disorders...etc...etc

Voice

Voice development, voice disorders, voice care for adults and children, how to improve vocal habits, voice assessment and measurement...and so much more!

Stuttering

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Easy to read human speech, language and communication needs articles written in Plain English. Includes free printable PDF files for use by clinicians, parents, carers, teachers...etc.

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Social Use of Speech and Language (in plain English)

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What is social use of speech and language? This is about how we use speech and language differently in different situations. It is about knowing what to say, how to say it and when to say it. It is also about following rules of talking together. 1. Knowing what to say This is about using […]

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ELISION

csp101 Elision

Another process that arises as a consequence of rapidly articulated speech and which also operates at word boundaries is elision. Elision is the removal or deletion of a sound, or sounds[1]. It can occur across word boundaries in connected speech. Word-initial /h/ A frequent elision is the deletion of /h/ when it appears in word-initial […]

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Lexical Density

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Lexical density is a useful measure of the difference between texts (for example, between a person’s written language and their speech). To calculate this we must distinguish between lexical words and function words. The lexical density of two real world examples is calculated and interpreted. Lexical density is shown to be a useful measure of how much information is contained within a text.

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HUMAN COMMUNICATION 101

Human Communication 101 is a series of introductory texts providing high quality information on selected aspects of human communication, with particular emphasis on speech, language and communication needs.

The Causes of Stuttering

The causes of stuttering are unknown but neurological development, parental reaction, trauma and a predisposition to stuttering have all been suggested.