Intonation in Hebrew-Speaking Children with High-Functioning Autism: A Case Study

Hila Green, Yishai Tobin

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study which describes, compares and contrasts the prosodic features of the intonation of two children diagnosed with High- Functioning Autism (HFA) with two children without developmental disorders (WDD), matched for age, school grade and academic achievements. They were all male monolingual speakers of Modern Hebrew. Three prominent components of prosody (intonation units, simple pitch accents and edge tones) were examined in two elicitations tasks (spontaneous speech and reading-aloud). The data were transcribed and described using the Autosegmental-Metrical (AM) theory and the results were analyzed and explained according to the theory of Phonology as Human Behavior (PHB).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2008
PublisherInternational Speech Communications Association
Pages237-240
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780616220030
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008
Event4th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2008, SP 2008 - Campinas, Brazil
Duration: 6 May 20089 May 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2008

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2008, SP 2008
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityCampinas
Period6/05/089/05/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering

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