The reliability of ratings by linguistically untrained subjects in response to stress in speech

McDowall J.J. (1974) The reliability of ratings by linguistically untrained subjects in response to stress in speech. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 3 3: 247-259. doi:10.1007/BF01069241


Author McDowall J.J.
Title The reliability of ratings by linguistically untrained subjects in response to stress in speech
Journal name Journal of Psycholinguistic Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-6905
Publication date 1974
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF01069241
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 247
End page 259
Total pages 13
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Subject 3310 Linguistics and Language
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3200 Psychology
1203 Design Practice and Management
Abstract To determine the reliability with which untrained raters could identify stress in the speech of a single person, two forms of the same material, (1) speech broken into short utterances and (2) speech in its conversational context, were presented to 40 linguistically naive psychology students who were asked to underline those syllables that they perceived as stressed. High reliabilities were obtained from both interrater measures (r=0.96 for each treatment) and a test-retest estimate (r=0.88). However, significantly larger total stress scores were recorded under the short utterance presentation than under the context condition. It was suggested that this result occurred because each of the few syllables in short utterances received greater attention than did the stream of syllables in context. Subsequent regression analysis led to the prediction that, for a short passage to attain a mean score equal to that which it would receive if rated in context, it should contain approximately 40 syllables.
Q-Index Code C1
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