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The purpose of this study is to examine whether the closeness of the examiners language influences identifying the severity of stuttering in an unfamiliar language Several studies have found that an accurate identification stuttering in an unfamiliar language is more difficulty than in native language In Van Borsel and Britto Prereiras study 2005 both Brazilian Portuguese and Dutch speakers made more errors in judging stuttering in non-native language Such result confirms the closeness of language hypothesis which claims that the more divergent the language of the speakers is from the examiners native language the more difficult it is to identify stuttering The current study adopted the experimental design of Van Borsel and Britto Preiras 2005 study to further explore the validity of closeness of language hypothesis by expanding the scope to English speakers The participants consisted of a panel of 14 native English-speaking examiners was shown a video-recording of 10 Dutch speakers five of whom were people who stutter PWS and five who were people who do not stutter PWNS For each sample of Dutch speaker the participants were asked to identify existence of stuttering rate the severity of stuttering and report the level of confidence in their judgment on the answer sheet The results of this study were compared to Dutch and Brazilian Portuguese speaking panels in Van Borsel and britto Preiras 2005 study Considering the fact that Dutch and English share more similarities than with Portuguese under the same branch of West-Germanic languages it was hypothesized that English and Dutch panel will show closer results as compared to Brazilian Portuguese panel Overall results indicate that there was a significant difference between three panels in number of correct identifications of PWNS between three panels with the highest number of identifications in the Dutch panel and the lowest number in the Brazilian Portuguese panel However regarding the results on the severity of stuttering and
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