Speech timing of grammatical categories

  title={Speech timing of grammatical categories},
  author={J. M. Sorensen and W. E. Cooper and J. Paccia},
  • J. M. Sorensen, W. E. Cooper, J. Paccia
  • Published 1978
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition
  • Abstract A series of experiments was performed to determine how the duration of a word spoken in a sentence is influenced by: (1) the grammatical category to which it belongs, and (2) the position of the word in a constituent. Experiment I contained Noun-Verb homophones (e.g. “I saw the coach…” — noun; “I saw him coach…” — verb), in sentences matched for phonetic environment and stress pattern. Results support the notion that Nouns are longer than Verbs in typical sentences. Experiment II… CONTINUE READING
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