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.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Communication Disorders
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Garlick, Jamie Ann, "The Effect of Regional Dialect on the Validity and Reliability of Word Recognition Scores" (2008). All Theses and Dissertations. 1323.
speech audiometry, Mandarin, Taiwan, Dialect, logistic regression, word recognition