ERIC Number: ED110046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-7
Reference Count: 0
Monoaural-Stereo Recording Comparison.
Legum, Stanley E.
Six groups of third-grade boys--three predominantly black, three white--were tested to explore three questions: whether visibility or proximity of microphones affects speech production; whether stereo recordings made from desk or wall-mounted microphones are as usable for linguistic analysis as monoaural recordings made from lavaliere microphones; and whether ethnic groups react differently to the recording situation. In each school, one group was recorded on lavaliere microphones; one by visible wall microphones, and one by hidden wall microphones. A panel of linguists reviewed the recordings and found no significant difference in the amount of casual speech produced, and no differences between blacks and whites. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.