Acquisition of /v/ in “Words” as a Function of the Consistency of /v/ Errors This study sought evidence of a relationship between inconsistency of misarticulation and speech sound learning. The /v/ sound was selected as the test response. Twenty-seven subjects were assigned to three groups of nine each on the basis of their consistency of /v/ sound errors. The groups were designated as those ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1968
Acquisition of /v/ in “Words” as a Function of the Consistency of /v/ Errors
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • William P. Baer
    Veterans Administration Hospital, Livermore, California
  • Harris Winitz
    University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1968
Acquisition of /v/ in “Words” as a Function of the Consistency of /v/ Errors
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1968, Vol. 11, 316-333. doi:10.1044/jshr.1102.316
History: Received August 1, 1967
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1968, Vol. 11, 316-333. doi:10.1044/jshr.1102.316
History: Received August 1, 1967

This study sought evidence of a relationship between inconsistency of misarticulation and speech sound learning. The /v/ sound was selected as the test response. Twenty-seven subjects were assigned to three groups of nine each on the basis of their consistency of /v/ sound errors. The groups were designated as those with (a) no or minimal number of /v/ errors, (b) moderate number of /v/ errors, and (c) close to maximal number of /v/ errors. All subjects were instructed to learn two consecutive matching-to-sample learning tasks. The test stimuli were /viy∫/ and /vowm/ and all correct imitations were reinforced. For both test stimuli the minimal-error group performed superiorly to the moderate and maximal-error groups, and the latter groups did not differ. However, a reliable trial effect was evident only for the /viy∫/ syllable. Inconsistency did not seem to be highly correlated with speech sound learning.

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