Intonation and Intelligibility of Time-Compressed Speech. Supplementary Report: English vs. French Comparative data are reported for the intelligibility of English and of French time-compressed speech when heard spoken either in normal intonation or in intonation patterns conflicting with underlying syntactic structure. Within an overall decrement in intelligibility with increasing compression, both French and English show similar superiority functions for sentences heard ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1979
Intonation and Intelligibility of Time-Compressed Speech. Supplementary Report: English vs. French
 
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  • A. Wingfield
    Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • J. Buttet
    Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • A. W. Sandoval
    Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1979
Intonation and Intelligibility of Time-Compressed Speech. Supplementary Report: English vs. French
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1979, Vol. 22, 708-716. doi:10.1044/jshr.2204.708
History: Received December 8, 1978 , Accepted March 21, 1979
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1979, Vol. 22, 708-716. doi:10.1044/jshr.2204.708
History: Received December 8, 1978; Accepted March 21, 1979

Comparative data are reported for the intelligibility of English and of French time-compressed speech when heard spoken either in normal intonation or in intonation patterns conflicting with underlying syntactic structure. Within an overall decrement in intelligibility with increasing compression, both French and English show similar superiority functions for sentences heard in normal intonation. Results suggest a role of prosodic features in perceptual processing of French comparable to that previously reported for English.

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