Faculty Publications

Title

Familiarity and older adults' transcriptions of native and nonnative speech

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Volume

100

Issue

3 II

First Page

939

Last Page

942

Abstract

24 adults ages 60+ yr. transcribed 60 words and 30 sentences spoken by native speakers of English, Taiwanese, and Spanish to assess whether familiarity with the nonnative English speakers' accents improved transcription scores. The accuracy of listeners' transcription scores on the first half of the stimulus items was compared with accuracy of listeners' scores on the second half. Analysis indicated accuracy of transcriptions declined on words but improved for sentences, so familiarity and length of the stimuli may influence listeners' accurate transcribing of accented speech. © Perceptual and Motor Skills 2005.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2005

DOI of published version

10.2466/pms.100.3.939-942

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