Chapter 21. Instrumental Analysis of Phonation

  1. Martin J. Ball Head Past President2,
  2. Dr. Michael R. Perkins Professor founder member Vice-President3,
  3. Dr. Nicole Müller2 and
  4. Sara Howard Senior Lecturer speech-language therapist pathologist President3
  1. Shaheen N. Awan Professor

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch21

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics

How to Cite

Awan, S. N. (2008) Instrumental Analysis of Phonation, in The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics (eds M. J. Ball, M. R. Perkins, N. Müller and S. Howard), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301007.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135221

Online ISBN: 9781444301007



  • instrumental analysis of phonation;
  • acoustic methods of voice analysis;
  • quantifying dysphonia and cepstral analysis;
  • glottal-to-noise excitation ratio (GNE);
  • stroboscopic assessment - commonplace in clinical assessment of voice-disordered patients;
  • semi-direct methods;
  • acoustic methods - valuable additions to current voice assessment protocols


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Indirect Phonatory Analysis: Multidimensional Acoustic Methods

  • Direct Methods: Strobovideolaryngoscopy, High-Speed Imaging and Videokymography

  • Semi-Direct Methods

  • Conclusion

  • References