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ERIC Number: ED080984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 116
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The Effects of Speech Patterns on Listening Comprehension.
Rogers, Minnie Moss
This study investigated the role that differing speech patterns play in effective communication between teachers and students. Third grade students were tested for listening comprehension of materials presented by teachers. The students were also tested to determine the relationship between racial attitudes and sound of speech and the relationship between comprehension scores and rating scores of listeners. The subjects were forty blacks and forty whites who demonstrated standard English (pattern A) and forty blacks and forty whites who demonstrated deviance from standard English (pattern B). The teachers were one black and one white teacher with speech pattern A and one white and one black teacher with speech pattern B. Among the conclusions reached were that (1) differing speech patterns did not affect the listening comprehension of the subjects; (2) subjects' attitudes toward the presenters had no relationship to their listening comprehension scores; (3) presenters of a different race than the subjects were rated lower on the rating score than presenters of the same race; and (4) comprehension scores were higher on tests presented by the audiovisual than by the audio mode. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Ball State University