Intelligibility enhancement

Helen Blake, Sharynne McLeod

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Abstract

Intelligibility enhancement describes intervention to improve the clarity of speech in multilingual speakers. Intelligible speech, as part of spoken language proficiency, is essential for successful verbal communication. Intelligibility is important for all people, ranging from typical speakers to children with speech sound disorders and people with dysarthria, dyspraxia, and dysphonia. Intelligibility is also necessary for effective communication in multilingual speakers when they are speaking a language other than their home language (e.g., Vietnamese speakers using English). Some multilingual speakers find that listeners have difficulty understanding them in their second (or third, fourth, or fifth) language because the sound system of their home language interferes with or transfers to their pronunciation in their other language. Most people learn new languages by focusing on vocabulary and grammar with minimal focus on learning the sounds (consonants, vowels, tones, prosody) of the new language, how they are made, and the difference between these sounds and those of the speaker’s home language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders
EditorsJ.S. Damico, M.J. Ball
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks, CA.
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Pages926-928
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781483380834
ISBN (Print)9781483380810
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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Blake, H., & McLeod, S. (2019). Intelligibility enhancement. In J. S. Damico, & M. J. Ball (Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders (pp. 926-928). Thousand Oaks, CA.: SAGE Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483380810.n310
Blake, Helen ; McLeod, Sharynne. / Intelligibility enhancement. The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders. editor / J.S. Damico ; M.J. Ball. Thousand Oaks, CA. : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019. pp. 926-928
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Blake, H & McLeod, S 2019, Intelligibility enhancement. in JS Damico & MJ Ball (eds), The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders. SAGE Publications Ltd, Thousand Oaks, CA., pp. 926-928. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483380810.n310

Intelligibility enhancement. / Blake, Helen; McLeod, Sharynne.

The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders. ed. / J.S. Damico; M.J. Ball. Thousand Oaks, CA. : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019. p. 926-928.

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