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ERIC Number: EJ808733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 11
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ISSN: ISSN-0094-730X
The Speech Naturalness of People Who Stutter Speaking under Delayed Auditory Feedback as Perceived by Different Groups of Listeners
Van Borsel, John; Eeckhout, Hannelore
Journal of Fluency Disorders, v33 n3 p241-251 Sep 2008
This study investigated listeners' perception of the speech naturalness of people who stutter (PWS) speaking under delayed auditory feedback (DAF) with particular attention for possible listener differences. Three panels of judges consisting of 14 stuttering individuals, 14 speech language pathologists, and 14 naive listeners rated the naturalness of speech samples of stuttering and non-stuttering individuals using a 9-point interval scale. Results clearly indicate that these three groups evaluate naturalness differently. Naive listeners appear to be more severe in their judgements than speech language pathologists and stuttering listeners, and speech language pathologists are apparently more severe than PWS. The three listener groups showed similar trends with respect to the relationship between speech naturalness and speech rate. Results of all three indicated that for PWS, the slower a speaker's rate was, the less natural speech was judged to sound. The three listener groups also showed similar trends with regard to naturalness of the stuttering versus the non-stuttering individuals. All three panels considered the speech of the non-stuttering participants more natural. Educational objectives: The reader will be able to: (1) discuss the speech naturalness of people who stutter speaking under delayed auditory feedback, (2) discuss listener differences about the naturalness of people who stutter speaking under delayed auditory feedback, and (3) discuss the importance of speech rate for the naturalness of speech. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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