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dc.contributor.advisorGordon, Matthew J.eng
dc.contributor.authorHartman, Julia G.eng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Springeng
dc.description.abstractA myriad of research has been done on the ways in which different linguistic features can affect perceptions made about the speaker. The judgments made about a speaker can be particularly important in legal settings, like trials. The purpose of this research was to study how witnesses are evaluated by jurors and the aims of the study were: 1) to examine how differing representations of speech may affect judgments made about the speaker; 2) to examine how speakers belonging to differing socioeconomic classes may be judged differently; and 3) to examine how men and women speakers may be judged differently. Participants in the study read witness testimonies of a car accident, and then judged the speakers of each testimony on a five-point scale. The findings of the study were that class and writing style do have an effect on perceptions made about the speaker, but gender does not. This suggests that the way speech is represented in written transcripts, does have an effect on our judgments of the speaker, as does class of the speaker. However, the gender of the speaker does not affect perceptions about said speaker.eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10750
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri, College of Arts and Scienceseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Englisheng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectlinguisticseng
dc.subjectspeech biaseng
dc.subjectpersonality judgmenteng
dc.subject.lcshLinguistics -- Researcheng
dc.subject.lcshTrial transcriptseng
dc.subject.lcshSpeech and social statuseng
dc.titleJudgments on witness reliability from written transcriptseng
dc.typeThesis (Undergraduate)eng
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelBachelorseng
thesis.degree.nameB.A.eng


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