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The perception of intended speech rate in English, French, and German by French listeners


Dellwo, Volker; Ferragne, Emmanuel; Pellegrino, François (2006). The perception of intended speech rate in English, French, and German by French listeners. In: Speech Prosody 2006, Dresden/Germany, 2 May 2006 - 5 May 2006, 190-194.

Abstract

Speakers are able to produce speech at different intended rates when prompted to do so. The question addressed in the present research is to what degree different intended rate categories are perceptually relevant when objective measures of speech rate (e.g. syllables/second) are variable and to what degree listeners are able to identify intended speech rates in languages other than their native language. Initial results from an experiment with French listeners rating speech rates in French, German, and English show that, despite varying objective speech rates, listeners are well able to identify intended speech rate across different languages.

Abstract

Speakers are able to produce speech at different intended rates when prompted to do so. The question addressed in the present research is to what degree different intended rate categories are perceptually relevant when objective measures of speech rate (e.g. syllables/second) are variable and to what degree listeners are able to identify intended speech rates in languages other than their native language. Initial results from an experiment with French listeners rating speech rates in French, German, and English show that, despite varying objective speech rates, listeners are well able to identify intended speech rate across different languages.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), 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:5 May 2006
Deposited On:05 Aug 2015 08:59
Last Modified:29 Aug 2017 18:54
Publisher:s.n.
Funders:UCL Graduate School
Related URLs:http://sprosig.isle.illinois.edu/sp2006/

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