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Lee, A., & Browne, U.
The 2008 ASHA Convention
Nasalance scores for normal Irish English-speaking adults: A cross-gender comparative study
Chicago, IL, United States
Poster Presentation
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Nasometry is used clinically and in research for objectively evaluating nasal resonance. Previous studies showed that nasalance scores vary across language/dialects, thus, establishing regional norms is necessary. Moreover, there have been contrasting findings regarding the impact of gender on nasalance. Hence, the present study aims to establish nasalance norms for Irish adults from south Ireland, and to test the difference in nasalance between men and women across different types of speech materials. Mean nasalance scores obtained from 30 male and 30 female Irish English adult speakers for oral sentences, nasal sentence, the Zoo passage and Rainbow passage will be presented.