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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 5/2016

29-01-2016 | Original Paper

Do Individuals with High-Functioning Autism Who Speak a Tone Language Show Intonation Deficits?

Auteurs: Kary K. L. Chan, Carol K. S. To

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 5/2016

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Abstract

This study investigated whether intonation deficits were observed in 19 Cantonese-speaking adults with high-functioning autism (HFA) when compared to 19 matched neurotypical (NT) controls. This study also investigated the use of sentence-final particles (SFPs) and their relationship with intonation in both groups. Standard deviations (SDs) of the fundamental frequency (F0), the total number and the type of SFPs were calculated based on narrative samples. The HFA group demonstrated significantly higher SD of F0 and a positive correlation between the type of SFPs and SD of F0. Both groups produced a similar total number and type of SFPs. The results supported the universality of atypical intonation in ASD. The relationship between intonation and SFPs could be further explored by focusing on sentences containing SFPs.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Do Individuals with High-Functioning Autism Who Speak a Tone Language Show Intonation Deficits?
Auteurs
Kary K. L. Chan
Carol K. S. To
Publicatiedatum
29-01-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 5/2016
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2709-5