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Children's comprehension of time-compressed speech: effect of speaker's familiarity.
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PMID:  604908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An experiment was conducted with 42 third grade children from a parochial school system in a large metropolitan area. 21 classmates whose teacher served as the speaker for this experiment comprised the experimental group. A matched group of 21 classmates from another third grade classroom formed the control group. Each subject individually listened to a 940-word narrative passage that had been compressed at a rate of 45% or 275 words per minute. 10 questions about the material presented in the final three-fourths of the passage were asked of the subjects. The difference between the mean number of correct responses produced by the experimental group (5.5) and the control group (4.9) was not statistically significant. The results indicate that familiarity with the speaker does not facilitate 8-yr.-olds' comprehension of time-compressed speech.
A J Thompson; E M Silverman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1977 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-04-17     Completed Date:  1978-04-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1253-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Auditory Perception*

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