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ERIC Number: EJ1019159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Semantic and Phonemic Listener Confusions in a Case of Isolated Congenital Aglossia
McMicken, Betty; Vento-Wilson, Margaret; Von Berg, Shelley; Iskarous, Khalil; Kim, Namhee; Rogers, Kelly; Young, Sonja
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v35 n2 p74-83 Feb 2014
This article is the second in a series that examines the intelligibility of a person with congenital aglossia (PWCA). Specific factors examined in this study included (a) intelligibility for meaningful words versus nonsense words, (b) intelligibility for consonant-vowel-consonant words (CVCs) as a function of phonemic segment types, and (c) whether there is a correlation between intelligibility for these factors and the acoustic properties of the speech samples. Results revealed greater intelligibility for meaningful versus nonsense CVCs, greater intelligibility for back, low, and high-back versus front vowels embedded in CVCs, and greater intelligibility for productions as a function of phonemic variables, which demonstrated the following hierarchy: initial consonant > consonant vowel > vowel consonant > final consonant. Further results suggest that consonant recognition was consistently affected by "vowel context." This suggests that movement sequencing appeared to be of importance for speech perception in productions of a PWCA. [First article of series availabe at EJ980509, "Acoustic and Perceptual Description of Vowels in a Speaker with Congenital Aglossia," by McMicken, Betty, et al., "Communication Disorders Quarterly," v34 n1 p38-46 Nov 2012.]
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Language: English
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