Stuttering is a global, pancultural disturbance that has afflicted human beings throughout time. An increasing corpus of research has identified the role of genetics, physiology, and aberrant neuromotor control in the genesis of this disorder. Further, evolving animal models of stuttering (e.g., birdsong) and aspects of 'acquired stuttering' lend information to understanding stuttering. Hopefully, the expansion of these multiple research venues will identify the causation and possible cure for this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015


  • Acquired stuttering
  • Animal models
  • Birdsong
  • Developmental stuttering
  • Dysfluency
  • Language
  • Motor control
  • Speech
  • Stuttering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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