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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Unlike stallersand postponements, starters are used to initiate or reinitiate forward movement into an utterance. This may involve the use of a stereotypic phrase such as "well, let me see" or "you know" in order to get a "running start."