Date of Award
Master of Arts
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Dr. Charles Van Riper
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The Background of the Problem
Review of the Literature
The importance of auditory phonetic discrimination in speech therapy. One of the basic criteria for good articulation is that the individual sounds or phonetic units which make up a word must be produced correctly and arranged properly in sequence. According to Van Riper (32:127), when a speaker adds, omits or distorts a particular phoneme to the extent that it alters word meaning, calls attention to itself, and/or produces unpleasant emotional reactions in the speaker or audience, he is adjusted to have an articulation defect.
Curtis, "An Investigation of Certain Factors Influencing the Testing of Auditory Phonetic Discrimination" (1957). Master's Theses. 3781.