Affective Meaning of Words as Rated by Stuttering and Nonstuttering Readers Semantic Differential ratings on Evaluative and Anxiety scales for a set of most-stuttered and least-stuttered words were compared for 9 stuttering and 5 nonstuttering readers, all of whom stutter while talking. No differences in word values were noted as a function of the instance of stuttering. Significant differences were noted ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1969
Affective Meaning of Words as Rated by Stuttering and Nonstuttering Readers
 
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  • Harold A. Peterson
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1969
Affective Meaning of Words as Rated by Stuttering and Nonstuttering Readers
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1969, Vol. 12, 337-343. doi:10.1044/jshr.1202.337
History: Received August 9, 1968
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1969, Vol. 12, 337-343. doi:10.1044/jshr.1202.337
History: Received August 9, 1968

Semantic Differential ratings on Evaluative and Anxiety scales for a set of most-stuttered and least-stuttered words were compared for 9 stuttering and 5 nonstuttering readers, all of whom stutter while talking. No differences in word values were noted as a function of the instance of stuttering. Significant differences were noted between the two groups, however. The nonstuttering readers assigned significantly lower affective meanings than either the stuttering readers or a normal high-school population. The consistency of word value ratings within both groups of readers does not support a prediction of individual word stuttering as a function of word “meaningfulness.”

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