ERIC Number: ED022173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Jul-10
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Toward the Quantitative Analysis of "Deviant" Articulation.
Baehr, Timothy J.
The evaluation of 'deviant articulation' (that of young children, speech defective persons, aphasics, second-language learners) has usually consisted of two activities: transcription of the speech being evaluated, and comparison of the transcription against some 'standard' set of 'target' sounds. Any transcription is a description of a speaker's articulation in terms of the auditory and perceptual capacities of a transcriber. This paper presents a method for the transcription and quantitative analysis of deviant articulation. The method is based on (1) analphabetic transcription using binary articulatory categories , and (2) analysis of the transcripion in terms of the perceptual performance of the transcriber as measured by the Theory of Signal Detectability (Tanner and Birdsall, 1958). This paper comprises a report in "Development of Language Functions, A Research Program-Project (Study C: The Development of Speech and Sound Specificity in Children)." (DO)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Psychology.