A Note on the Variability of Timing Control Analyses of duration data measured from connected-speech signals for three "slow" and three "fast" adult talkers produced, for various sound categories and talkers, mean values and standard deviations that demonstrated strong functional relationships. These relationships preclude the use of the two measurements as independent descriptors of speech production. Typical distributions ... Research Note
Research Note  |   September 01, 1988
A Note on the Variability of Timing Control
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Thomas H. Crystal
    Institute for Defense Analyses, Princeton
  • Arthur S. House
    Institute for Defense Analyses, Princeton
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Research Note   |   September 01, 1988
A Note on the Variability of Timing Control
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1988, Vol. 31, 497-502. doi:10.1044/jshr.3103.497
History: Received February 23, 1987 , Accepted November 6, 1987
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1988, Vol. 31, 497-502. doi:10.1044/jshr.3103.497
History: Received February 23, 1987; Accepted November 6, 1987

Analyses of duration data measured from connected-speech signals for three "slow" and three "fast" adult talkers produced, for various sound categories and talkers, mean values and standard deviations that demonstrated strong functional relationships. These relationships preclude the use of the two measurements as independent descriptors of speech production. Typical distributions are shown. The implications of these data for the interpretation of the standard deviation of duration distributions in studies of the development of motor control and skilled action in children are discussed.

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