Effects of Listening Instructions on Attention to Manner and Content of Stutterers' Speech The influence of instructions given to audiences on their listening reactions to the aspects of content and manner of a stutterer’s speech was studied. Sixty-seven students listened to a tape recorded speech made by a stutterer who stuttered on 92.6% of the words. The audience was divided into two groups ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1967
Effects of Listening Instructions on Attention to Manner and Content of Stutterers' Speech
 
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  • Asher Bar
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1967
Effects of Listening Instructions on Attention to Manner and Content of Stutterers' Speech
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1967, Vol. 10, 87-92. doi:10.1044/jshr.1001.87
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1967, Vol. 10, 87-92. doi:10.1044/jshr.1001.87

The influence of instructions given to audiences on their listening reactions to the aspects of content and manner of a stutterer’s speech was studied. Sixty-seven students listened to a tape recorded speech made by a stutterer who stuttered on 92.6% of the words. The audience was divided into two groups by means of instructions. Results showed that instructions to listen to the different aspects—content or manner—of a speech by a severe stutterer had limited effects. The interpretations postulated that stuttering was a discriminative stimulus for the listeners' responses far more than the content of the speech.

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