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echolalia (stuttering glossary)

(echopalilalia, echo speech, echophrasia)

The tendency for an individual to repeat verbatim, or with minor modification, that which has been spoken to him. This is usually thought to be involuntary.

Credit

Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)