Effects of Accent and Age on the Transcription of Medically Related Utterances: A Pilot Study
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Communication Disorders Quarterly
This pilot study investigated the effect speaker language and participant age had on the transcription of medically related utterances. Utterances were produced by native and nonnative English speakers. Sixty adults across three age groups participated. Measures of total number of words correct indicated participants had significantly higher scores on items produced by the native English speaker compared to the nonnative English speakers. Young adults had statistically significant higher scores compared to the other age groups. Findings from this study indicate that the presence of an accent and the age of the listener may affect accurate transcription of medically related utterances. © 2006, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.
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Burda, Angela N.; Casey, Anna M.; Foster, Tonya R.; Pilkington, Anne K.; and Reppe, Emily A., "Effects of Accent and Age on the Transcription of Medically Related Utterances: A Pilot Study" (2006). Faculty Publications. 2839.