This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... guided by common-sense principles. With these the average person suffering from stammering may look forward to the time when he shall be disenthralled from its bondage. DEFINITIONS All Any writers have made no distinction between * * * stammering and stuttering, but have classed all forms of defective utterance under the former heading, while others recognize both, and present their theories and suggestions accordingly. Professor Bell groups these vocal defects under three headings, speech-hesitation, stammering, and stuttering. But in general, from the most remote periods, two forms of speech-hesitation have been recognized: stammering and stuttering. And in order that the opinions of different writers on the subject may be compared, we append a few definitions:-- Stammering Stuttering The inability of articulating a The inability of joining one certain letter. --Aristotle. syllable to another. --Idem. An affection of the vocal or- A loose and imperfect action gans, causing a hesitancy and a of the organs of articulation, as difficulty of utterance. distinguished from the irregular --Chambers's Encyclopedia. ity of breathing and convulsive choking symptoms which invariably accompany stammering. --Idem. Stuttering Stammering Making involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; to hesitate or falter in speaking; to speak with stops and difficulty; to stutter. -- Webster's Dictionary. Utterance characterized by a choking sensation and an impeded action of the vocal apparatus. --S. O. Patter, M. D. Inability to pronounce, or difficulty in pronouncing, certain vocal sounds. --Abbott Smith, M. D. A lock-jaw kind of gasping. The glottis and the action of the vocal cords appear to be paralyzed so they cannot be brought into the position required for a vocal sound. ...
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