Accented Speakers May Find It Advantageous to Speak Up in Court
23rd Annual Convention of Association of Psychological Sciences
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.
Law, criminal justice, accent, court
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.