Rhythm and Syllable Timing in Phrase Level Stress Patterning The rhythm of syllables in repetitions of a phrase was measured with a finger-tapping task. These rhythm measurements were shown to vary with phrase level stress patterning. However, this relationship was not invariant. Acoustic measurements of the time between syllables showed stress pattern relationships similar to those observed in the ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1975
Rhythm and Syllable Timing in Phrase Level Stress Patterning
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • John W. Folkins
    University of Washington, Seattle
  • Creighton J. Miller
    University of Washington, Seattle
  • Fred D. Minifie
    University of Washington, Seattle
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1975
Rhythm and Syllable Timing in Phrase Level Stress Patterning
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1975, Vol. 18, 739-753. doi:10.1044/jshr.1804.739
History: Received February 2, 1975 , Accepted July 4, 1975
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1975, Vol. 18, 739-753. doi:10.1044/jshr.1804.739
History: Received February 2, 1975; Accepted July 4, 1975

The rhythm of syllables in repetitions of a phrase was measured with a finger-tapping task. These rhythm measurements were shown to vary with phrase level stress patterning. However, this relationship was not invariant. Acoustic measurements of the time between syllables showed stress pattern relationships similar to those observed in the rhythm-tapping task. The temporal differences between stress patterns appear to be (1) evident even when acoustic measurements exclude syllable duration, (2) significant even at a fast speaking rate, and (3) variable between speakers.

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