Understanding Bilingualism and Its Impact on Speech Audiometry

von Hapsburg, Deborah; Pena, Elizabeth D.
February 2002
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb2002, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p202
Academic Journal
This tutorial provides a review of auditory research conducted with monolingual and bilingual speakers of Spanish and English. Based on a functional view of bilingualism and on auditory research findings showing that the bilingual experience may affect the outcome of auditory research, we discuss methods for improving descriptions of linguistically diverse research participants. The review delves into how the bilingual experience can affect auditory research outcomes and discusses ways in which experimental design can be adjusted when bilingual or monolingual participants are used for research needs. The goal of the tutorial is to increase awareness about the complexities of using bilinguals in auditory research, thereby improving the quality of auditory research involving bilingual research participants.


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