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ERIC Number: ED017894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-1
Pages: 1
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TOWARDS A DESCRIPTION OF STRESS-TIMING IN SPOKEN ENGLISH.
ALLEN, GEORGE D.
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES EXPERIMENTS DESIGNED TO SHOW WHETHER STRESS-TIMED AND SYLLABLE-TIMED LANGUAGES CAN BE DISTINGUISHED BY THEIR ACOUSTIC PROSODIES OF PITCH AND LOUDNESS ALONE AND WHETHER THE TRADITIONAL RHYTHMIC CLASSIFICATION OF LANGUAGES IS VALID. A PREVIOUS STUDY BY THE SAME AUTHOR IS DESCRIBED IN WHICH THE RHYTHMIC BEATS OF ENGLISH UTTERANCES WERE FOUND TO ASSOCIATE STRONGLY WITH THE ONSET OF THE NUCLEAR VOWELS OF THE STRESSED SYLLABLES OF THOSE UTTERANCES. AN EXPERIMENT IS DESCRIBED THAT, BY MEASURING CHANGES IN THE RELATIVE LOCATIONS OF RHYTHMIC BEATS IN ENGLISH UTTERANCES, WILL INDICATE THE NATURE AND DEGREE OF STRESS-TIMING IN ENGLISH. THIS REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN "STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR, PROGRESS REPORT V," SEPTEMBER 1, 1967, BY THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR, 220 EAST HURON STREET, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48108. IT WILL APPEAR IN "PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR," E.M. ZALE, EDITOR, APPLETON-CENTURY-CROFTS, NEW YORK. (AUTHOR/AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.
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