Language Proficiency Affects Children's Social Reasoning about Native- and Foreign-Accented Speakers
Date of Award
Master of Arts (AM/MA)
The present study investigated how children weigh a person’s linguistic proficiency relative to the type of accent the person speaks with. Furthermore, we investigated if children’s reasoning about linguistic proficiency changes across their own linguistic and socio-cognitive development. We also explored whether children’s social preference judgments differed depending on linguistic error types (e.g., grammaticality or semantics).
Chair and Committee
Rebecca Treiman, Mitchell Sommers
Hwang, Hyesung Grace, "Language Proficiency Affects Children's Social Reasoning about Native- and Foreign-Accented Speakers" (2014). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 315.