Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Robert H. English
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology
1 online resource (56 p.)
Speech perception, Articulation disorders in children
This investigation sought to determine the accuracy and consistency of judgements made by three groups of judges, relative to successive approximations of /r/. The three groups were made up of speech pathologists, student trainees, and untrained individuals, respectively. It was the task of these judges to rank order three /r/ productions into the following categories: correct; partially correct; and incorrect. This task is basically the same as reinforcing approximations of /r/ within the therapy situation, and appears not to require extensive training. Many authors (Curry et al., 1943; Perrin, 1954; Oyer, 1959; Siegel, 1962; Irwin, 1965; and Elbert et al., 1967) have found little difference between trained and untrained listeners in identifying correct versus incorrect articulation. An apparent need existed to investigate what the accuracy and consistency of judgements would be by introducing successive approximations as a controlled or independent variable.
Lane, Scott Robert, "An investigation of the consistency of judgments regarding successive approximations of /r/" (1977). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2854.