ERIC Number: ED052186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Comparison of the Responses of Speech Clinicians and Laymen to the Effect of Conspicuous Articulation Deviations on Certain Aspects of Communication.
Clase, June M.
The major purposes of this study were: (1) to determine whether deviant articulation interferes with communication, (2) to determine whether deviant articulation is negatively evaluated, and (3) to determine whether clinicians and laymen differ significantly in their response to deviant articulation. Four groups were formed by randomly assigning each of 40 subjects to listen to the same 3-minute tape-recorded speech read by one of four adult speakers (one with normal speech, one with mild articulation defect, one with moderate articulation defect, and one with a severe articulation defect). Each group was composed of five clinicians and five laymen, and each group heard only one of the four speakers. Major comparisons were made among the four groups and between the clinicians and laymen, using non-parametric statistical tests. The results of the study were: (1) defective articulation interfered with listener comprehension, (2) deviant articulation was negatively evaluated, and (3) clinicians and laymen did not differ in some responses, but did differ in attitude change and judgment of speaker's need to improve articulation. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Communication Problems, Linguistic Competence, Speech, Speech Communication, Speech Therapy, Statistical Analysis, Therapists
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo