ERIC Number: ED042758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Correspondence between Semantic Differential Ratings of Children's Speech and Speech Anticipated upon the Basis of Stereotype. Technical Report.
Williams, Frederick; And Others
In this study, the judgmental ratings that 15 teacher-subjects made of the two-factors of "confidence-eagerness" and "ethnicity-nonstandardness" in children's speech are compared to their presumptions of the speech behavior expected from children from certain ethnic and social status groups. In a pre- and post-test experiment using written stereotyped descriptions of ethnic and social status, the teacher subjects were asked to predict the speech performance of children from six ethno-status groups--Black middle and lower, Mexican-American middle and lower, and Anglo middle and lower. The results of these ratings were then compared to the subject's ratings on a semantic differential scaling of the video-taped speech of six 11 and 12 year old boys from these six ethno-status groups. (See TE 002 000 and TE 002 001.) Although some deviations were found, the subject's ratings of both the stereotyped descriptions and the video-taped speech samples corresponded closely to each other. (Tables include the scales used to index the two-factor model, ethno-status stereotype descriptions, and graphic representations of the ratings of confidence-eagerness and ethnicity-nonstandardness.) (JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Center for Communication Research.