Accented Speakers May Find It Advantageous to Speak Up in Court
23rd Annual Convention of Association of Psychological Sciences
Law, criminal justice, accent, court
Participants rated the testimony (from an auto accident) of a Hispanic accented speaker, a Middle Eastern accented speaker, or a transcript on accuracy, credibility, deceptiveness, and guilt. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed significant main effects for condition and gender. Accented speakers were rated more positively than a transcript, especially by women.
Dolph, C. D., Robb, J. A. , Black, S. N. , & Hwang, C. (2011). Accented speakers may find it advantageous to speak up in court (Poster presentation). Annual Convention of Association of Psychological Sciences, Washington, District of Columbia.