Izabela Gatkowska (Jagiellonian University): Diagnosing dysarthria – how linguistics can support medicine.

Dysarthria is an organic speech disorder. It is not a separate disease, but rather one that accompanies other neurological diseases. From the linguistic point of view, interesting are the illness-induced changes in phonetics, i.e. changes in the implementation of sounds and prosodic changes (that is: accent, intonation, speech tempo, voice, etc.). Dysarthria can take various forms, and its accurate diagnosis is important for proper medical diagnosis (as demonstrated in the example in the talk). The author has developed her own diagnostic method, which was published in the monograph from 2012, and is currently preparing a monograph, to be soon published in the USA. The presentation will include films showing the image of speech as changed as a result of dysarthria.

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