Accent on Aphasia. Justine Green SLT Bucks Hospital Trust University College London BSc Speech Sciences 2010 British Aphasiology Society project prize 2009-2010. Background Picture. unfamiliar accents affect speech processing in healthy adults (1) .
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unfamiliar accents affect speech processing in healthy adults(1).
deficits are greater for non-native-accented speech(2).
the effects of accent are more pronounced with adults with aphasia(3;4).
stories more accurately
in the familiar accent
(F(1,36) = 76.347, p< 0.001)
(F(1,36) = 6.601, p< 0.001).
In the unfamiliar condition:
“the police I think she had an appointment or something and she stopped to make a call I think to her dentist and I think the police stopped her”
In the familiar condition:
“a man had an appointment with his nurse and when he was going he heard a noise and when he realised the chain from his bicycle snap, someone helped him and I think he fix, this person help him fix the puncture and he phoned the nurse to let her know and then he went to see her after that”
individuals with aphasia:
older participants scored
significantly lower in the
unfamiliar condition than
(F(1, 17) = 9.463, p = 0.007).
(F(1,8) = 0.588, p = 0.465).
between the type of aphasia
(F(1,8) = 12.730, p = 0.007).