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K-State Today

January 21, 2021

Participants needed to learn about speech perception in Kansas

Submitted by Laura Perez

Chapman Center researchers at Kansas State University are interested in learning more about the ways people from different generations in Kansas evaluate voices.

All participants have a chance to win one of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards. Participants will take a survey in which they compare different sounds, as well as respond to questionnaires about a selection of audio clips. We ask that participants complete a short but anonymous demographic survey at the end of the experiment. The entire task should take no more than 25 minutes. People who identify as from Kansas and who are over the age of 18 are eligible to participate. We are particularly interested in recruiting Kansans born before 1965 as these generations are not well-represented in language research. 

Learn more or participate at bit.ly/35V6Wal

The project, "How do I sound to you: Generational associations with regional accents," is designed to get a sense of how Kansans react to different kinds of voices. The results of this research could shed light on how language change happens and the ways in which certain kinds of voices influence social responses.

This study has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and received approval No. 10200.