Speaking rates of American and New Zealand varieties of English

  title={Speaking rates of American and New Zealand varieties of English},
  author={Michael P. Robb and Margaret Maclagan and Yang Chen},
  journal={Clinical Linguistics \& Phonetics},
  pages={1 - 15}
Various acoustic measures of speaking rate were calculated for 40 adult speakers of New Zealand English (NZE). These measures were then compared to a group of 40 adult speakers of American English (AE). Results of the analysis identified significantly faster overall speaking rate and articulation rate for the NZE group compared to the AE group. No gender differences in speaking rate or articulation rate were found for either variety of English. The observed differences in rate between AE and… 

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