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within-word disfluency

Within-Word Disfluencies include sound and syllable repetitions, sound prolongations and disrhythmic phonations, and tense pauses. These are more apt to be perceived as stuttering than between-word disfluencies such as revisions, phrase repetitions, and interjections and multisyllable whole-word repetitions.

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