ERIC Number: ED103920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Information Theory: A Method for Human Communication Research.
Black, John W.
This paper describes seven experiments related to human communication research. The first two experiments discuss studies treating the aural responses of listeners. The third experiment was undertaken to estimate the information of sounds and diagrams which might lead to an estimate of the redundancy ascribed to the phonetic structure of words. A total of 1549 words of one syllable and 2151 of two syllables were transcribed phonetically using 41 phonetic symbols. From this experiment it was concluded that the intelligibility of a word is most closely associated with the intelligibility of the initial sounds of a word. The fourth experiment was undertaken with contextual material and short phrases from two sources: flight patter and newspapers. The fifth experiment was related to letter prediction. The sixth experiment used single words in different contexts. The seventh experiment was concerned with the nature of the distribution of responses. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (Chicago, December, 1974)