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Mary Louise Edwards

Mary Louise Edwards

Mary Louise Edwards

Professor Emeritus


Communication Sciences and Disorders
1200 621 Skytop

Research and Teaching Interests

Professor Edwards specializes in the nature of disordered phonology; clinical applications of phonological theory; phonological awareness abilities of children with productive phonological impairments, and long-range outcomes for such children.


SPP/CSD 316/616 Introduction to Applied Phonetics
SPP/CSD 427/627 Articulation Disorders
SPP/CSD 638 Clinical Phonology
CSD 436/636 Cultural and Linguistic Issues in Communication Sciences & Disorders


University of Maine-Orono, B.A., English, 1968
Ohio State University, M.A., Linguistics, 1970
Stanford University, Ph.D., Linguistics, 1979

Recent Publications
  • Preston, J. L., Ramsdell, H. L., Oller, D. K., Edwards, M. L., & Tobin, S. J. (2011). Developing a weighted measure of speech sound accuracy. Journal of Speech,Language & Hearing Research, Feb:54(1): 1-18.
  • Preston, J.L. & Edwards, M.L. (2010). Phonological awareness and types of sound errors in preschoolers with speech sound disorders. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 53, 44-60. (Published online August 28, 2009.)
  • Preston, J.L. & Edwards, M.L. (2009). Speed and accuracy of rapid speech output by adolescents with residual speech sound errors including rhotics. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23 (4), 301-318.
  • Preston, J.L. & Edwards, M.L. (2007). Phonological processing skills of adolescents with residual speech sound errors. Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 38, 297-308.
  • Edwards, M.L. (2007). Phonological theories. In B.H. Hodson, Assessing and enhancing children’s phonological skills. Greenville, SC: Thinking Publications.