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Gürsoy, Esim; Karakas, Ozan – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2018
Singing has been suggested to have a positive influence on the speech fluency of people with various neurological disorders, such as stuttering, aphasia, and autism. Again, research demonstrates the benefits of singing as a teaching method, through which many aspects of language can be taught or improved, such as grammar, vocabulary,…
Descriptors: Singing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Chavant, Martin; Hervais-Adelman, Alexis; Macherey, Olivier – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2021
Purpose: An increasing number of individuals with residual or even normal contralateral hearing are being considered for cochlear implantation. It remains unknown whether the presence of contralateral hearing is beneficial or detrimental to their perceptual learning of cochlear implant (CI)--processed speech. The aim of this experiment was to…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology, Speech, Aural Learning
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Nana Ariel – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2024
The common reproach: "think before you speak!," epitomises an educational paradigm in which speech is only the act of transmission finalised ideas. In his inspiring short essay "On the Gradual Formation of Thoughts During Speech" from 1805, the German writer Heinrich von Kleist challenged this approach when he described his…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Inner Speech (Subvocal), Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Shan Li; Zuer Liu; Mengling Qiu; Jiaxin Huang; Juan Zheng; Guozhu Ding – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2024
Educational robots represent a unique form of teacher presence. Exploring how the communication features of robot instructors affect student learning experience could contribute to the advancement of educational robots. This study examined the impact of speech rate, voice type, and emotional tone of robots on students' cognitive load, attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Benitez, Viridiana L.; Bulgarelli, Federica; Byers-Heinlein, Krista; Saffran, Jenny R.; Weiss, Daniel J. – Developmental Science, 2020
Language acquisition depends on the ability to detect and track the distributional properties of speech. Successful acquisition also necessitates detecting changes in those properties, which can occur when the learner encounters different speakers, topics, dialects, or languages. When encountering multiple speech streams with different underlying…
Descriptors: Infants, Language Acquisition, Speech, Monolingualism
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Mohammdi, Hosnia M.; Elbourhamy, Doaa M. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2023
This paper proposes a new system to translate an Arabic Sign Language (ArSL). The system consists of two sub-systems: the first, Speech to ArSL translation Subsystem. This sub-system is mainly based on the speech recognition engine. The second is ArSL to speech translation subsystem to translate the images of signs into speech, mainly based on…
Descriptors: Arabic, Sign Language, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Hendrickson, Kristi; Oleson, Jacob; Walker, Elizabeth – Child Development, 2021
Although the ability to understand speech in adverse listening conditions is paramount for effective communication across the life span, little is understood about how this critical processing skill develops. This study asks how the dynamics of spoken word recognition (i.e., lexical access and competition) change during soft speech in 8- to…
Descriptors: Children, Word Recognition, Listening, Speech
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Jieun Song; Byungjun Kim; Minjeong Kim; Paul Iverson – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2023
Purpose: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a large Korean sentence set with varying degrees of semantic predictability that can be used for testing speech recognition and lexical processing. Method: Sentences differing in the degree of final-word predictability (predictable, neutral, and anomalous) were created with words selected…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Recognition (Psychology), Sentences, Semantics
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Abdelwahab, Dalia Abdelwahab Massoud – Arab World English Journal, 2021
Critical discourse analysis (CDA) is a modern branch of linguistics. The current study applies CDA to a televised speech of El-Sisi, the Egyptian president, on the 47th anniversary of October Victory in its English version. The study aims to reveal ideologies behind the publishing of the speech and its role in shaping the mentality of Egyptians.…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Speeches, Ideology, Ceremonies
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van Sluis, Klaske E.; Passchier, Ellen; van Son, Rob J. J. H.; van der Molen, Lisette; Stuiver, Martijn; van den Brekel, Michiel W. M.; Van den Steen, Leen; Kalf, Johanna G.; van Nuffelen, Gwen – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2023
Background: Several conditions and diseases can result in speech problems that can have a negative impact on everyday functioning, referred to as communicative participation. Subjective problems with acquired speech problems are often assessed with the speech handicap index (SHI). To assess generic participation problems, the Utrecht Scale for…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Translation, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Savarimuthu, Anisha; Ponniah, R. Joseph – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2023
The relationship between working memory and speech has been a topic of intense research interest and investigation for many years. Memory studies have found that the active processing of working memory is required for language comprehension and speech production. Though there are studies that discuss the capacity of working memory, the processing…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Verbal Communication
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Balakrishnan, Subatira; Abdullah, Norlisa Loke; Khoo Mei Sui, Linda – Asian Journal of University Education, 2022
Glossophobia or fear of public speaking is commonly experienced by tertiary learners during classroom presentations. This study intends to examine the speech anxiety level experienced by engineering learners and the relationship between the learners' English language proficiency and their speech anxiety. The study will also identify the causes of…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Fear, Anxiety, English (Second Language)
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Georgiou, Georgios P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2023
The present study aims to investigate the identification of native vowel categories by adult individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and estimate their reaction times in both normal and whisper registers; their responses were compared with those of typically developing individuals. The results demonstrated that there was no deficit for…
Descriptors: Vowels, Adults, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Reaction Time
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Cabbage, Kathryn L.; Hitchcock, Elaine R. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to synthesize the methodological variability in the speech perception literature for school-age children with residual speech sound disorder (RSSD), with the primary intention of using the existing knowledge to inform clinical decisions and optimize treatment outcomes for children. Method: Ten electronic…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Speech Impairments, Articulation (Speech), Speech Therapy
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Vasiliki Zarokanellou; Dionysios Tafiadis; Alexandros Gryparis; Alexandra Prentza; Louiza Voniati; Nafsika Ziavra – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2024
Background: Diadochokinetic (DDK) rate tasks are extensively used in the evaluation of speech disorders; however, it is unclear how the different types of speech stimuli affect DDK rate performance. Aims: To investigate the effect of age, gender and type of stimuli (non-words versus real words) on the DDK rates in individuals across the lifespan…
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Speech Communication, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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