Durational Variability in Speech and the Rhythm Class Hypothesis

@inproceedings{Grabe2005DurationalVI,
  title={Durational Variability in Speech and the Rhythm Class Hypothesis},
  author={Esther Grabe},
  year={2005}
}
In this paper, we provide evidence for rhythmic classifications of speech from duration measurements. Our investigation differs from previous studies in two ways. Firstly, we do not relate speech rhythm to phonological units such as interstress intervals or syllable durations. Instead, we calculate durational variability in successive acoustic-phonetic intervals using Pairwise Variability Indices. Secondly, we compare measurements from languages traditionally classified as stress-, syllableor… CONTINUE READING
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