Ratner Corpus


Nan Bernstein Ratner
Hearing and Speech Sciences
University of Maryland

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Stacy Silverman Wagovich
Hearing and Speech Sciences
University of Missouri

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Stephanie Miles Orloski
Hearing and Speech Sciences
University of Maryland

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Participants: 23 CWS, 15 controls
Type of Study: clinical
Location: USA
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5CT14

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Citation information

Users of this corpus should cite one of the following publications, as most appropriate.

Bernstein Ratner, Nan (1997). Linguistic behaviors at the onset of stuttering. In W. Hulstijn, H.F.M. Peters, and P. van Lieshout (Eds.) Speech production: motor control, brain research and fluency disorders. Amsterdam: Elsevier (585-594).

Bernstein Ratner, Nan (1998).Linguistic and perceptual characteristics of children at stuttering onset. In E. Charles Healey & H. F. M. Peters (eds.) Proceedings of the Second World Congress on Fluency Disorders. Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Nijmegen University Press (3-6).

Bernstein Ratner, Nan & Stacy Silverman (2000). Parental perceptions of children’s communicative development at stuttering onset. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 43, 1252-1263. PMID: 11063245

Bernstein Ratner, Nan (2001). The phonology of early stuttering: some reasons why there isn’t one. In H. Bosshardt, J.S. Yaruss and H.F.M. Peters (eds). Fluency disorders: theory, research, treatment and self-help. Nijmegen: Nijmegen University Press (203-205).

Bernstein Ratner, N., S. Miles, M.K. Lotto & S. Silverman (2001). Parents and early stuttering. In H. Bosshardt, J.S. Yaruss and H.F.M. Peters (eds). Fluency disorders: theory, research, treatment and self-help. Nijmegen: Nijmegen University Press (549-551).

Miles, Stephanie & Bernstein Ratner, Nan (2001). Language input to children at stuttering onset. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 44, 1116-1130. PMID: 11708531

Silverman, S. and Bernstein Ratner, N. (2002). Measuring lexical diversity in children who stutter: application of vocd. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 27 (4), 1-16. PMID: 12506447

Wagovich, S. & Bernstein Ratner, N. (2007). Frequency of verb use in young children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 32, 79-94. PMID: 17499123 DOI:10.1016/j.jfludis.2007.02.003

Bauman, J., Hall, N., Wagovich, S., Weber-Fox, C. & Bernstein Ratner, N. (2012). Past tense marking in the spontaneous speech of preschool children who do and do not stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 37(4):314-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jfludis.2012.04.003.

Project Description

This corpus contains records from 23 children who stutter (15 were originally used for the published research), and 15 age- , gender- and SES-matched fluent peers used in a series of published research reports from 1997 to 2012. Children who stutter (CWS) were enrolled within 3 months of stuttering onset. Typically-fluent peers were recruited, as often as possible, from within the stuttering child’s social circle.

All publications were based upon the single initial visit to the clinic; a number of children provided additional samples over the following year. These are marked as “follow-up” samples.