Effects of Reverberation Upon the Perception of Dysarthric Speech (Clinical Report)

Effects of Reverberation Upon the Perception of Dysarthric Speech (Clinical Report)

For various reasons, audio recordings made of speakers with dysarthria or other communicative disorders are often made using head mounted microphones. The close proximity of the mouth to the microphone may result in an elimination of the typical reverberant quality of speech. Naturally occurring reverberation can reduce speech intelligibility while the speech may sound more […]

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 […]

Behavioral vs. Cognitive Views of Speech Perception and Production (Report)

Behavioral vs. Cognitive Views of Speech Perception and Production (Report)

Introduction The study of speech perception and production has been dominated largely by cognitively oriented researchers and theorists. However, cognitive theories do not translate well into actually teaching speech and language. Because of its emphasis on behavior and its foundation of experimentally derived principles of learning, operant learning theory, on the other hand, has for […]