SVANTE - The Swedish Articulation and Nasality Test - Normative data and a minimum standard set for cross-linguistic comparison
2017 (English)In: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, ISSN 0269-9206, E-ISSN 1464-5076, Vol. 31, no 2, 137-154 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Normative language-based data are important for comparing speech performances of clinical groups. The Swedish Articulation and Nasality Test (SVANTE) was developed to enable a detailed speech assessment. This studys aim was to present normative data on articulation and nasality in Swedish speakers. Single word production, sentence repetition and connected speech were collected using SVANTE in 443 individuals. Mean (SD) and prevalences in the groups of 3-, 5-, 7-, 10-, 16- and 19-year-olds were calculated from phonetic transcriptions or ordinal rating. For the 3- and 5-year-olds, a consonant inventory was also determined. The mean percent of oral consonants correct ranged from 77% at age 3 to 99% at age 19. At age 5, a mean of 96% was already reached, and the consonant inventory was established except for /s/, /r/, /?/. The norms on the SVANTE, also including a short version, will be useful in the interpretation of speech outcomes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC , 2017. Vol. 31, no 2, 137-154 p.
Articulation error; articulation measure; consonants correct; reference values; speech sound disorder
General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-134989DOI: 10.1080/02699206.2016.1205666ISI: 000393287400002PubMedID: 27552341OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-134989DiVA: diva2:1078813