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William F. Katz


  • stroke-related speech disorders
  • foreign accent syndrome
  • speech motor control
  • neurolinguistics
  • phonology
  • phonetics
  • aphasia
  • apraxia of speech (AOS)
  • kinematic biofeedback
  • compensatory articulation


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William F. Katz, Ph.D. School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences


Dr. Katz has focused on phonology and phonetics by studying the speech of subjects whose linguistic systems are impaired as the result of brain injury. He studies the speech production capability of individuals with aphasia and apraxia of speech (AOS).

He is currently working on projects investigating kinematic feedback as a means of remediating stroke-related speech disorders, brain models of speech representation, and an unusual motor speech disorder known as the “foreign accent syndrome.”

Katz also studies how young children acquire the ability to use melody meaningfully in language.

He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from Brown University.

Updated: November 29, 2011