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