Author

Laura F. Ryba

Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hall, Kelly Dailey

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communicative Disorders

LCSH

Speech therapy||Voice disorders

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine differences between fundamental frequency in speakers with and without vocal nodules during two speaking tasks: a reading task and a sustained vowel /a/. Audio recordings of ten women with vocal nodules and ten women without were used for analysis. CSpeech was used to analyze fundamental frequency. Results indicated a significant difference between fundamental frequency during a sustained vowel and during reading for the normal group only. No significant difference was found between the subjects with and without vocal nodules.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [28]-30)

Extent

37 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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