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ERIC Number: EJ781781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0269-9206
Judging Stuttering in an Unfamiliar Language: The Importance of Closeness to the Native Language
Van Borsel, John; Leahy, Margaret M.; Pereira, Monica Britto
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, v22 n1 p59-67 Jan 2008
In order to test the hypothesis that closeness to the listener's native language is a determining factor when identifying stuttering in an unfamiliar language, three panels of different linguistic background were asked to make judgements of stuttering in a sample of Dutch speakers. It was found that a panel speaking Dutch and a panel speaking English (both West Germanic languages) performed better in identifying Dutch people who stutter and people who do not stutter than a panel speaking Brazilian Portuguese (a Romance language) thus confirming the existence of a closeness of language influence. Further analysis showed that when the native language is more remote from the unfamiliar language there is the possibility of a higher risk for false positive identification. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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