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SYMPOSIUM—THE PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH
Its Phonetic Aspect. Presented by H. Koepp-Baker, Ph.D.
Its Laryngeal Aspect. Presented by Harold Westlake, Ph.D., Northwestern University.
Teachers of speech have been interested in the anatomy and the physiology of normal breathing as well as in the modifications of breathing which take place during the act of speech. Symptoms of certain disorders of speech are described in terms of irregularities of breathing. In many cases training of speech involves the establishing of breathing patterns which are favorable to good speech.Presuming to teach proper breathing posed these questions. The factual bases for answers to these questions were ascertained through research.What changes take place in the thorax during breathing? The most discerning research pertinent to this point was done by Dr. Harlan Bloomer, working under the direction of Dr. Carlton Peirce in the Department of Roentgenology at the University of Michigan. The critical facts are
Lederer F, Theobold WH. CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;46(3):416–425. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690020427018
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