Les étudiants universitaires connaissent-ils les célébrités qui bégaient?

Translated title of the contribution: University students' familiarity with famous people who stutter

Jianliang Zhang, Tim Saltuklaroglu, Daniel Hudock, Joseph Kalinowski

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Abstract

Historical and contemporary famous people who stutter (PWS) are oftentimes used by stuttering support groups in their public awareness campaigns. A prerequisite for this strategy to work is that these famous PWS can be recognized by the general public. The current study examined university students' familiarity with these famous PWS. A 30-item multiple-choice questionnaire was devised. Each item consisted of grey-scale facial profiles and names of one PWS and three fluent contemporaries. Sixty-nine university students (mean age = 23.25) were asked to distinguish the PWS from their fluent contemporaries in each item. The famous PWS, as a group, could not be correctly identified by university students. Only two students did better than chance, and only five famous PWS were singled out from their fluent contemporaries. Most of the famous PWS were not recognized as such. The possible pitfalls of using them as role models are discussed together with potential alternatives.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)40-44
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Volume35
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 5 2011

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  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

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Les étudiants universitaires connaissent-ils les célébrités qui bégaient? / Zhang, Jianliang; Saltuklaroglu, Tim; Hudock, Daniel; Kalinowski, Joseph.

In: Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Vol. 35, No. 1, 05.04.2011, p. 40-44.

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