Speech: Relation of nonfluency to information value

Richard I. Lanyon

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In spontaneous speech and oral reading of stutterers, likelihood of nonfluency occurring on any word is not related to the amount of information carried by that word. The same is true for spontaneous speech of normal speakers. Previous contrary findings can be accounted for by the relationship between information value and word length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-452
Number of pages2
Issue number3878
StatePublished - 1969
Externally publishedYes

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