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Investigating the effect of regional native accents on sentence comprehension in children with language impairment

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, March 2017
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Title
Investigating the effect of regional native accents on sentence comprehension in children with language impairment
Published in
International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, March 2017
DOI 10.1080/17549507.2017.1293734
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Authors

Pauline Frizelle, Jennifer Harte, Paul Fletcher, Fiona Gibbon

Abstract

Research has shown that accent variation can affect typically developing (TD) children's understanding of language, as well as that of children with speech difficulties, neuro-typical adults and those with aphasia and dementia. This study aims to investigate the effect of regional native accents on sentence comprehension in children with language impairment (LI), an area not previously explored. Forty-three children with LI (mean age 6.04) and forty-five younger TD children (mean age 4.10), matched on a measure of sentence comprehension, completed a sentence comprehension task spoken in three regional accents. Instructions were spoken in the children's local Irish accent, a neutral-Irish accent and an unfamiliar Northern-Irish (NI) accent. Instructions were adapted from the Token Test and were matched on syllable length and complexity. The two groups performed similarly overall on the task. Children had significantly greater difficulty understanding instructions spoken in the NI accent than in either of the other two accents. The ability to process accent variation was significantly associated with receptive language and phonological short term memory ability. Variation in regional accents may be negatively impacting the performance of children on language comprehension assessments. Potential effects on diagnostic or clinical decisions will require further exploration.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 5 12%
Student > Master 4 10%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Other 2 5%
Other 7 17%
Unknown 17 41%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 10 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 15%
Neuroscience 4 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 16 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 March 2022.
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