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Original Paper

Coordination between Posture and Phonation in Vocal Effort Behavior

Lagier A. · Vaugoyeau M. · Ghio A. · Legou T. · Giovanni A. · Assaiante C.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hôpital de la Timone, Marseille, France

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Aude Lagier

Department of Othorhinolaryngology Hôpital de la Timone

264, rue Saint-Pierre

FR–13385 Marseille cedex 05 (France)

E-Mail aude.lagier@laposte.net

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Folia Phoniatr Logop 2010;62:195–202

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Abstract

Background: Postural correlates of vocal effort are rarely described in the literature, while they are extensively dealt with in speech therapy. Objectives: This study aims at determining whether body movement is a side effect of vocal effort or an integral part of communication effort behavior. The answer to this question is mainly based on correlations between posture and phonation. Method: Twenty healthy subjects participated in this study. They had to communicate with a listener under 3 conditions requiring different levels of vocal effort. Results: The vocal parameters increased and confirmed that the subjects had made a vocal effort. The kinematic parameters (amplitude and duration of body movement) increased with vocal effort. Lastly, vocal and kinematic characteristics were significantly correlated. Conclusion: The close correlation of posture with vocal production shows that movement is not a mere consequence of vocal effort. Posture and voice are coordinated in communication behavior, and each body segment plays its specific role in the vocal effort behavior.

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Published online: May 11, 2010
Issue release date: June 2010

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 4
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ISSN: 1021-7762 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9972 (Online)

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