ERIC Number: ED034346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
The Comprehension of Rapid Speech by the Blind: Part III. Final Report.
Accounts of completed and ongoing research conducted from 1964 to 1968 are presented on the subject of accelerated speech as a substitute for the written word. Included are a review of the research on intelligibility and comprehension of accelerated speech, some methods for controlling the word rate of recorded speech, and a comparison of electromechanical and dichotic speech compression. Further discussions presented are the following: reaction time as an indicator of the intelligibility of time compressed words; the comprehension of compressed speech; listening comprehension as a function of intelligibility and word rate; a survey of the acceptability of rapid speech; preference of listening rate of college students of moderately difficult literary material; the influence of age, grade, and intelligence on comprehension of compressed speech; the rate of oral reading; the Louisville conference on time compressed speech; and summaries of other experiments. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. Perceptual Alternatives Lab.