We have a new paper coming out in Frontiers in Psychology. This paper looks at how communication challenges such as the presence of a speech disorder or a foreign-accent can disrupt conversational entrainment and communication success in spoken dialogue. The results suggest that the study of conversational entrainment in speech pathology will have essential implications for both scientific theory and clinical application in this domain.
Dr. Borrie’s article, “Rhythm as a coordinating device: Entrainment with disordered speech,” has been selected for the 2014 Editors’ Award for the Speech section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. An article selected for an Editor’s Award is the one that the Editor and Associate Editor feel meets the highest quality standards in research design, presentation, and impact for a given year. It is a wonderful honor.