The Difficulty of Listening to Time-Compressed Speech Forty normal college students rated the difficulty of listening to samples of speech subjected to 20, 30, 40, and 50% time compression compared with a standard consisting of normal speech. A male and female speaker were used. Results indicate that difficulty commences to increase and accelerate beyond 20% time compression ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1968
The Difficulty of Listening to Time-Compressed Speech
 
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  • Willard R. Zemlin
    University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
  • Raymond G. Daniloff
    University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
  • Thomas H. Shriner
    University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1968
The Difficulty of Listening to Time-Compressed Speech
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1968, Vol. 11, 875-881. doi:10.1044/jshr.1104.875
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1968, Vol. 11, 875-881. doi:10.1044/jshr.1104.875

Forty normal college students rated the difficulty of listening to samples of speech subjected to 20, 30, 40, and 50% time compression compared with a standard consisting of normal speech. A male and female speaker were used. Results indicate that difficulty commences to increase and accelerate beyond 20% time compression to reach a value of about five times as difficult at 50% time compression. The male’s speech was increasingly less difficult to listen to than the female’s speech as the degree of time compression increased.

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