Perception of Accented Speech by Residents in Assisted-Living Facilities.

Perception of Accented Speech by Residents in Assisted-Living Facilities.

This study measured how intelligible accented speech was to residents in assisted-living facilities. Twenty native speakers of English, ages 62 to 91, listened to words and sentences produced by native speakers of English, Taiwanese, and Spanish. Participants transcribed the words and sentences and rated speakers’ comprehensibility (i.e., listeners’ perceptions of difficulty in understanding utterances) and […]