Oral Copying of Heard Phrases Three five-syllable phrases were spoken and recorded by two subjects and heard and repeated by 40 subjects. One-half of the subjects repeated the phrases sequentially with the stimulus and the other half simultaneously with the stimulus, called the repeat and choral modes. The task was to preserve the rate, stress, ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1966
Oral Copying of Heard Phrases
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • John W. Black
    Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Kathleen H. Lang
    Veterans Administration Regional Office, Newark, New Jersey
  • Elizabeth Jancosek
    Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Sadanand Singh
    Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1966
Oral Copying of Heard Phrases
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1966, Vol. 9, 542-545. doi:10.1044/jshr.0904.542
History: Received February 25, 1966
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1966, Vol. 9, 542-545. doi:10.1044/jshr.0904.542
History: Received February 25, 1966

Three five-syllable phrases were spoken and recorded by two subjects and heard and repeated by 40 subjects. One-half of the subjects repeated the phrases sequentially with the stimulus and the other half simultaneously with the stimulus, called the repeat and choral modes. The task was to preserve the rate, stress, and phonemes of the stimulus phrase. Recordings of the stimuli and of “best duplications” were fed to a power level recorder and two measures of duration and one of sound pressure-level were obtained to test the success of the subjects in preserving the duration and level of the stimuli. The duration of the reproduced phrase was consistently shorter than the stimulus; the discrepancy was greater in the repeat mode than in the choral one. Also the magnitude of the discrepancy was reduced with practice.

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