Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of talker and listener dialect on the validity and reliability of word recognition scores from two sets of Mandarin speech audiometry materials. Four lists of bisyllabic words in Mainland Mandarin and Taiwan Mandarin dialects were administered to 16 participants of each dialect with normal hearing across two test sessions. The performance on materials presented in the native dialect was compared to performance on non-native dialect assessment to determine validity and reliability of test materials. Statistical analysis indicated significant differences between word recognition scores across test sessions, talker and listener dialect, and among lists. However it is unclear if such differences constitute clinically significant differences.

Degree

MS

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Communication Disorders

Rights

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Date Submitted

2008-03-14

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2305

Keywords

speech audiometry, Mandarin, Taiwan, Dialect, logistic regression, word recognition

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