The effect of different speaker accents on sentence comprehension in children with speech sound disorder.

Show simple item record Harte, Jennifer Frizelle, Pauline Gibbon, Fiona E. 2018-08-07T14:07:17Z 2018-08-07T14:07:17Z 2017-12-26
dc.identifier.citation Harte, J., Frizelle, P. and Gibbon, F. (2018) 'The effect of different speaker accents on sentence comprehension in children with speech sound disorder', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 32(8), pp. 689-705. doi: 10.1080/02699206.2017.1419379 en
dc.identifier.volume 32 en
dc.identifier.issued 8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 689 en
dc.identifier.endpage 705 en
dc.identifier.issn 1464-5076
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/02699206.2017.1419379
dc.description.abstract There is substantial evidence that a speaker’s accent, specifically an unfamiliar accent, can affect the listener’s comprehension. In general, this effect holds true for both adults and children as well as those with typical and impaired language. Previous studies have investigated the effect of different accents on individuals with language disorders, but children with speech sound disorders (SSDs) have received little attention. The current study aims to learn more about the ability of children with SSD to process different speaker accents. Fifteen children with SSD aged between 4;01 and 5;11 years, and 16 typically developing children matched on language ability, age, socioeconomic status, gender and cognitive ability participated in the current study. A sentence comprehension task was carried out with each child, requiring them to follow instructions of increasing length spoken in three different accents – (i) a local Irish (Cork) accent, (ii) a regional North American accent and (iii) a non-native Indian English accent. Results showed no significant group difference and speaker accent did not significantly impact children’s performance on the task. The results are discussed in relation to factors that influence accent comprehension, and their implications for children’s underlying phonological representations. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board Ireland (Research grant HRA_POR/2012/68) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights © 2018 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics on 26 Dec. 2017, available online: en
dc.subject Sentence comprehension en
dc.subject Local accents en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Speech sound disorders en
dc.title The effect of different speaker accents on sentence comprehension in children with speech sound disorder. en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Jennifer Harte, Speech And Hearing Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en Access to this article is restricted until 12 months after publication by request of the publisher. en 2018-12-26 2018-08-07T10:11:13Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.internal.pmid 29278950
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics en
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