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dc.contributor.authorHewlett, Nigel
dc.contributor.authorRendall, Monica
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T15:51:18Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T15:51:18Z
dc.date.issued1998-06
dc.identifierER2564
dc.identifier.citationHewlett, N. & Rendall, M. (1998) Rural versus urban accent as an influence on the rate of speech, Journal of the International Phonetic Association, vol. 28, , pp. 63-71,
dc.identifier.issnISSN: 0025-1003 EISSN: 1475-3502
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025100300006253
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/2564
dc.description.abstractSpeakers of rural accents have been said to speak more slowly than speakers of urban accents. However, there would appear to have been no previous empirical investigation of such a claim. In the study reported here, recordings were made of 12 Orkney English speakers and 12 Edinburgh English speakers, during a reading task and in conversation with the experimenter. Measurements, in syllables per second, were made of both the Speaking Rate and the Articulation Rate (i.e. the rate calculated after excision of pauses) of each speaker in reading mode and in conversation mode. Comparison of the results for the two groups revealed no tendency for the urban (Edinburgh) speakers to speak faster than the rural (Orkney) speakers. The claim that rural speakers speak more slowly than urban speakers therefore still awaits empirical support. Some discussion is offered concerning the possible relationships among speech tempo, lifestyle and accent.
dc.format.extent63-71
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the International Phonetic Association
dc.titleRural versus urban accent as an influence on the rate of speech
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.volume28
dc.identifier.doihttp://DOI: 10.1017/S0025100300006253
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dc.description.eprintid2564
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qmu.authorHewlett, Nigel
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dc.description.number01-Feb


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