Department of Communication Disorders, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859, Michigan, USA
Received date: November 10, 2015; Accepted date: November 15, 2015; Published date: November 17, 2015
Citation: Zheng Y (2015) A Welcome Message from an Editor. J Phonet and Audiol 1:e104. doi:10.4172/2471-9455.1000e104
Copyright: © 2015 Zheng Y. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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