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Palilalia is the repetition or echoing of one's own spoken words,[1] and may sound like stuttering. It is a complex tic, like echolalia and coprolalia.[2] All can be symptoms of Tourette syndrome,[3] Asperger syndrome,[4] or autism.[5]

Palilalia comes from the Greek πάλιν (pálin) meaning "again"[6] and λαλιά (laliá) meaning "babbling, meaningless talk"[7] (from the verb λαλείν (laleín) meaning "to talk").


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  3. Tics and Tourette's syndrome. Postgraduate Medicine Online. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  4. Attwood, Tony. Motor clumsiness. The Source. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  5. Reducing Palilalia by Presenting Tact Corrections to Young Children with Autism. Journals of the Association for Behavioral Analysis. Retrieved on 2007-06-10.
  6. Template:El icon Triantafyllidis Online Dictionary, πάλι, Retrieved on 2007-06-11
  7. Template:El icon Triantafyllidis Online Dictionary, λαλιά, Retrieved on 2007-06-11


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