Children’s ability to understand speakers with a wide range of dialects and accents is essential for efficient language development and communication in a global society. Here, the impact of regional dialect and foreign-accent variability on children’s speech understanding was evaluated in both quiet and noisy conditions.
Bent, T., & Holt, R. F. (2018). Shhh… I need quiet! Children’s understanding of American, British, and Japanese-accented English speakers. Language and Speech, 61(4), 657-673.