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coarticulation

The influence one sound or syllable has upon adjacent sounds and syllables within and between the words that comprise an utterance. Many stutterers, particularly when engaging in sound and syllable repetitions, evidence faulty patterns of coarticulation.
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Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)