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Title:The Reliability of Recorded Text Test Scores
Abstract:The Recorded Text Test (RTT) is commonly used to test dialect intelligibility, often to inform language development decisions. As introduced by Eugene Casad (1974), the method involves recording a narrative text, developing and piloting an audio test based on the text, and using this test with speakers of speech varieties related to the text’s speech variety. This is the first study to explore the reliability of RTT scores using multiple tests each tested with speakers of more than one related speech variety. The fieldwork took place in 2011 and 2013. Twelve texts were collected, three each from four speech varieties: Bebi [ISO 639-3 identifier bzy], Eneje [kad], Obe Nrungene [afe], and Nkim [isi]. Each set of three tests was administered to speakers of three speech varieties. The individual ten-question RTT results differ by as much as 12% from the mean of three corresponding tests, a statistically significant difference.
Contributor (author):Yoder, Zachariah
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60228
Extent:xxviii,221 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.gial.edu/academics/student-theses
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):NE
Subject:Abanyom language
Putukwam language
Obanliku language
Iku-Gora-Ankwa language
Nkem-Nkum language
Adara language
Nnam language
RTT; Reliability; Comprehension testing; Intelligibility testing
Subject (ISO639):abm
Type (DCMI):Text


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DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Yoder, Zachariah. 2008-2013. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_GB country_NG dcmi_Text iso639_abm iso639_afe iso639_bzy iso639_eng iso639_ikv iso639_isi iso639_kad iso639_nbp

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