Speech errors across the lifespan
Vousden, Janet I. and Maylor, Elizabeth A.. (2006) Speech errors across the lifespan. Language and Cognitive Processes, Vol.21 (No.1-3). pp. 48-77. ISSN 0169-0965
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01690960400001838
Dell, Burger, and Svec (1997) proposed that the proportion of speech errors classified as anticipations (e.g., " moot and mouth ") can be predicted solely from the overall error rate, such that the greater the error rate, the lower the anticipatory proportion (AP) of errors. We report a study examining whether this effect applies to changes in error rates that occur developmentally and as a result of ageing. Speech errors were elicited from 8- and 11-year-old children, young adults, and older adults. The error rate decreased and the AP increased from children to young adults, but neither error rate nor AP differed significantly between young and older adults. In cases where fast speech resulted in a higher error rate than slow speech, the AP was lower. Thus, there was overall support for Dell et al.'s prediction from speech error data across the lifespan.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Speech errors|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Language and Cognitive Processes|
|Official Date:||January 2006|
|Page Range:||pp. 48-77|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||Research was presented as a poster at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Orlando, USA, November 2001.|
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