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dc.contributor.authorVarghese, Anisha L.
dc.contributor.authorNilsen, Elizabeth S. 20:39:11 (GMT) 20:39:11 (GMT)
dc.descriptionVarghese, A. & Nilsen, E. S., Journal of Language & Social Psychology, SAGE ( 39), 738-750 pp. xx-xx. Copyright © 2019 (SAGE Publications). DOI:
dc.description.abstractTwo studies explored whether the appropriateness of a speaker’s prosodic style (i.e., pitch, volume, speech rate) affects observers’ judgments of speakers’ and listeners’ competence. Adults and school-aged children watched videos of speakers addressing a listener using prosodic styles that were either appropriate (e.g., adult-directed for an adult listener), or inappropriate (e.g., child-directed for an adult listener). Adults, but not children, awarded higher ratings in some domains of communicative competence to speakers and listeners when a speaker used appropriate prosodic styles.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunder 1, The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship awarded to the first author and a SSHRC Insight Grant awarded to the second author.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Language & Social Psychology;
dc.subjectprosodic fiten
dc.subjectchild-directed speechen
dc.subjectobserver judgmentsen
dc.subjectcommunication accommodation theoryen
dc.subjectcommunicative competenceen
dc.titleIs That How You Should Talk to Her? Using Appropriate Prosody Affects Adults’, But Not Children’s, Judgments of Communicators’ Competenceen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationVarghese, A. & Nilsen, E. S., (2019). Is that how you should talk to her? Using appropriate prosody affects adults’, but not children’s, judgments of communicators’ competence. Journal of Language & Social Psychology, 39, 738-750.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen

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