Psychonomic Science

, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 255–256 | Cite as

Word length and frequency as determinants of stuttering

  • I. M. Schlesinger
  • Rachel Melkman
  • Ron Levy
Human Learning and Thinking Verbal Processes


Word length and Frequency were independently varied to assess their effect on stuttering frequency. The list of test words contained words of one, two or three syllables which were of low, medium of high frequency of occurrence. Stuttering frequency of 31 young stutterers increased significantly with word length and decreased significantly with frequency of occurrence.


Word Frequency Word Length Test Word Test List Response Strength 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. M. Schlesinger
    • 1
  • Rachel Melkman
    • 1
  • Ron Levy
    • 1
  1. 1.Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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