Effect of Lisping on Audience Evaluation of Male Speakers The social consequences of adult listeners' first impression of lisping were evaluated in two studies. Five adult speakers were rated by adult listeners with regard to speaking ability, intelligence, education, masculinity, and friendship. Results from both studies indicate that listeners rate adult speakers who demonstrate frontal lisping lower than nonlispers ... Articles
Articles  |   May 01, 1978
Effect of Lisping on Audience Evaluation of Male Speakers
 
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Articles   |   May 01, 1978
Effect of Lisping on Audience Evaluation of Male Speakers
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1978, Vol. 43, 140-148. doi:10.1044/jshd.4302.140
History: Received January 3, 1977 , Accepted July 2, 1977
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1978, Vol. 43, 140-148. doi:10.1044/jshd.4302.140
History: Received January 3, 1977; Accepted July 2, 1977

The social consequences of adult listeners' first impression of lisping were evaluated in two studies. Five adult speakers were rated by adult listeners with regard to speaking ability, intelligence, education, masculinity, and friendship. Results from both studies indicate that listeners rate adult speakers who demonstrate frontal lisping lower than nonlispers in all five categories investigated. Efforts to correct frontal lisping are justifiable on the basis of the poor impression lisping speakers make on the listener.

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