Interspeaker variation in habitual speaking rate: Evidence for a neuromuscular component

Tsao, Ying-Chiao; Weismer, Gary
August 1997
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Aug1997, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p858
Academic Journal
Describes several hypotheses exploiting the nature of individuals' idiosyncratic speech rates. Existence of a linear regression function between habitual and maximum rates; Absence of significant gender differences across different speech tasks and measures of speech rates; Role of neuromuscular constraints in the determination of an individual's habitual speaking rate.


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