Rhythm and predictable timing in speech (motor) disorders

Heure : 12h à 12h45
Lieu : En salle et en ligne
Adresse : 7077, avenue du Parc, local 3015 Montréal (Québec) H3N 1X7
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Abstract: Rhythm provides predictable temporal structure that helps to coordinate complex motor and cognitive functions in time. In speech, for example, predicting rhythmic events such as accented syllables or the end of phrases and turns greatly help speakers to coordinate their own speech with the speech of others. Recent research suggests that highly predictable rhythms such as musical or metrical rhythms have great potential to foster sensorimotor processes and facilitate speech perception and production in populations with speech and language disorders, such as dyslexia, dysarthria, apraxia of speech and non-fluent aphasia. In the present talk, I will report on recent results and ongoing projects in my lab investigating the role of rhythm for fluent speech production in people with speech motor disorders, and in particular, in people who stutter. Results will also allow us to discuss how speech, rhythmic and other musical capacities intertwine in typical and altered speech and language processing.

Speaker: Simone Falk is associate professor at the faculty of Arts and Sciences, department of Linguistics and Translation, at the University of Montreal. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies on Rhythm and Language Acquisition. Her research focuses on the interface between language and music, specifically rhythmic phenomena in music and speech and rhythmic functions in communication, language acquisition and speech and language pathology.


Simone Falk