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Relations between language rhythm and speech rate


Dellwo, Volker; Wagner, Petra (2003). Relations between language rhythm and speech rate. In: International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona/Spain, 3 August 2003 - 9 August 2003, 471-474.

Abstract

The interaction between speech rate and rhythm is a topic that has hardly been studied in respective models of language rhythm though its potential significance has recently been addressed: since both of these prosodic parameters are to a great extent dependent on speech timing they are suspected to interact to a great degree. The present research studies the influence of speech rate on the vocalic and intervocalic measures %V and deltaC that have been discussed widely in the recent past as measures by which language rhythm classes may be distinguished. Results show that deltaC is extremely speech rate dependent while %V remains rather stabile across different speech rates. Different results may be obtained according to the way speech rate is controlled across languages. An alternative model for a cross language rate control will be proposed in this context.

Abstract

The interaction between speech rate and rhythm is a topic that has hardly been studied in respective models of language rhythm though its potential significance has recently been addressed: since both of these prosodic parameters are to a great extent dependent on speech timing they are suspected to interact to a great degree. The present research studies the influence of speech rate on the vocalic and intervocalic measures %V and deltaC that have been discussed widely in the recent past as measures by which language rhythm classes may be distinguished. Results show that deltaC is extremely speech rate dependent while %V remains rather stabile across different speech rates. Different results may be obtained according to the way speech rate is controlled across languages. An alternative model for a cross language rate control will be proposed in this context.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:9 August 2003
Deposited On:05 Aug 2015 09:02
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 13:36
Publisher:s.n.
ISBN:1-876346-49-3
Funders:Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/icphs-proceedings/ICPhS2003/papers/p15_0471.pdf
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