Interactional Phonetics

Background and Clinical Application

Authored by: Ben Rutter , Martin J. Ball , Tobias Kroll

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Communication Disorders

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9781848726420
eBook ISBN: 9780203798874
Adobe ISBN: 9781134187416


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The preceding chapters in this volume have focused on qualitative research in the area of language, and, at first consideration, it might seem that applying qualitative approaches to the study of speech would not be successful. However, as has been shown elsewhere in this book, qualitative research in communication disorders is mainly concerned with characterizing interactions between speakers; as these interactions are commonly mediated through the medium of speech, it then becomes clear that a study of interactional phonetics will have much to add to this research approach.

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