Development of a Setswana tonal minimal pair word list as research tool

Show simple item record Jones, Gail Van der Merwe, Anita Van der Linde, Jeannie Le Roux, Maria (Mia) 2018-06-26T05:28:45Z 2018-06
dc.description.abstract This study reports on the development of a Setswana tonal minimal pair word list, which could be implemented as research tool in the field of Bantu language linguistics and in speech pathology in South Africa. The development of the list was conducted in four phases. These are described as four separate studies. All involved Setswana L1 participants living in the urban areas of Gauteng. In Study 1, a 45-pair preliminary list was compiled from dictionaries. During Study 2, eleven L1 speakers’ familiarity with each word was determined. Based on these results the list was narrowed down to 20 pairs. Study 3 entailed the validation of pictorial stimuli, which illustrate the target words. Ten different participants took part. Four pairs were not consistently familiar and were removed, resulting in the experimental list of 16 pairs. This list was validated in Study 4 and involved nine typical L1 speakers and five listeners. Word-specific analyses revealed that some words had a negative impact on the results. Six pairs were removed. A final list of 10 pairs rendered results more aligned to the expectation of typical speakers and listeners. Validation should continue to determine applicability in populations from exclusively rural or urban areas. en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2019-12-18
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Gail Jones, Anita van der Merwe, Jeannie van der Linde & Mia le Roux (2018) Development of a Setswana tonal minimal pair word list as research tool, South African Journal of African Languages, 38:2, 127-135, DOI: 10.1080/02572117.2018.1463700, en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0257-2117 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2305-1159 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/02572117.2018.1463700
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher NISC (Pty) Ltd and Informa UK Limited (trading as Taylor & Francis Group) en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 NISC (Pty) Ltd. This is an electronic version of an article published in South African Journal of African Languages, vol. x, no. y, pp. z-zz, 2018. doi : . South African Journal of African Languages is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/rjal20 [18 months embargo] en_ZA
dc.subject Setswana tonal minimal pair word list en_ZA
dc.subject Research tool en_ZA
dc.subject Bantu language linguistics en_ZA
dc.subject Speech pathology en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Development of a Setswana tonal minimal pair word list as research tool en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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