Accession Number : AD0681795

Title :   SOME INTERACTIONS OF SPEECH RATE, SIGNAL DISTORTION, AND CERTAIN LINGUISTIC FACTORS IN LISTENING COMPREHENSION,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Sticht,Thomas G.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The paper reports an experiment designed to determine the effects of speech rate, signal distortion, and certain linguistic factors on listening comprehension. The results indicate that both speech rate and signal distortion may affect listening comprehension, with the latter effects becoming more noticeable with material of low redundancy. Linguistic cues such as inflection and syntax tended to aid listening comprehension. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPEECH, *AUDITORY PERCEPTION), (*SPEECH COMPRESSION, INTELLIGIBILITY), (*LINGUISTICS, AUDITORY PERCEPTION), DISTORTION, INTERACTIONS, AUDITORY SIGNALS, SYNTAX, PHONETICS, VELOCITY

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Psychology
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE