The Lombard Sign as a Function of Age and Task The Lombard sign was investigated as a function of age and task. Twenty adults and 20 5-year-old children spoke in quiet and in the presence of a 90-dB SPL noise. Half the subjects labelled a series of pictures, half told stories about the pictures. All subjects increased vocal intensity in ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1982
The Lombard Sign as a Function of Age and Task
 
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  • Deborah K. Amazi
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Sharon R. Garber
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1982
The Lombard Sign as a Function of Age and Task
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1982, Vol. 25, 581-585. doi:10.1044/jshr.2504.581
History: Received August 5, 1981 , Accepted October 29, 1981
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1982, Vol. 25, 581-585. doi:10.1044/jshr.2504.581
History: Received August 5, 1981; Accepted October 29, 1981

The Lombard sign was investigated as a function of age and task. Twenty adults and 20 5-year-old children spoke in quiet and in the presence of a 90-dB SPL noise. Half the subjects labelled a series of pictures, half told stories about the pictures. All subjects increased vocal intensity in the presence of noise. Children increased intensity equally in both tasks. Adults increased intensity more during the story-telling task than during the labelling task.

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