Accession Number:

AD0639099

Title:

COMMUNICATION IN NOISE: SUCCESS RELATED TO THREE DEGREES OF EMPHASIS ON VERBAL CONTEXT.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Report Date:

1954-12-13

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the experiment was to investigate what effect minimizing or emphasizing attention to an objective verbal context will have upon the intelligibility of spoken words when the amount of information and signal-to-noise ratio are held constant. The subjects were administered multiple-choice intelligibility tests under noise conditions by the following methods 1 The subject checked the words heard among four alternatives for each test item. 2 The subject whispered four alternatives before the test word was spoken. 3 The subject did not see the alternatives before the word was spoken by the experimenter. The data collected in this study indicate that listener scores are improved under the condition in which verbal context of the test items is stressed on the other hand, listener scores are lessened under the condition in which the verbal context is minimized. The broad implication of the study is that time spent by listener-talkers in studying the nomenclature they must communicate will be repaid by more efficient communications. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE