Speech rates of New Zealand English- and American English-speaking children

  title={Speech rates of New Zealand English- and American English-speaking children},
  author={Michael P. Robb and Gail Gillon},
  journal={Advances in Speech Language Pathology},
  pages={173 - 180}
  • M. Robb, G. Gillon
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Psychology
  • Advances in Speech Language Pathology
Adult speakers of New Zealand English demonstrate faster speaking rates than adult speakers of Australian, American, or British English. [] Key Method The participants had typically developing speech and language skills and the data were collected from conversational language samples where the child was engaged in a play activity with a speech pathologist or parent. Both groups demonstrated significantly faster articulation rates compared to overall speaking rates. In addition, utterance length was…

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