department of communicative sciences & disorders
"R" 발음을 잘 못 하십니까?
Our lab is NOW ENROLLING participants for a research study investigating how Korean speakers can learn to say a better English “r” sound. Click here for our flyer.
What we are looking for:
• Adults between the ages of 18 and 35
• Native speakers of Korean
• At least 1 year of exposure to English
• Have resided in the US for 2 years or less
• No history of major hearing, speech, language, or learning difficulties
• Difficulty pronouncing the English “r” sound
What you will do:
• Complete a questionnaire describing your language background
• Complete speech, language, and hearing screenings
• Produce the “r” sound in syllables, words, and conversation
• Learn to use a “Speech Buddy” device to practice “r”
• Engage in guided practice of “r” production in a small-group setting
How long it will take:
• Evaluation sessions (pre-test, mid-test, and post-test) will take 1-2 hours
• Guided practice sessions will take 4-5 hours
• Total time commitment: 5-7 hours over 5-6 weeks
• The study will take place in space assigned to the NYU Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (665 Broadway, 9th floor, or 726 Broadway, 5th floor).
What you will receive:
• Training in a method that may help you improve your pronunciation of English “r”
• Your own “Speech Buddy” device to keep after the end of the study
You will be asked to sign a consent form that explains the study and your rights in more detail.
If you are interested, please contact our research team at 917-572-8744 or NYUspeechstudy at gmail dot com.