Accession Number : AD0657946

Title :   RATE OF SPEAKING: IV. EFFECTS OF THE MODE AND LEVEL OF TRANSMITTING MESSAGES UPON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEIR DURATION AND THE DURATION OF THEIR REPETITION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : KENYON COLL GAMBIER OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Lightfoot,Charles

Report Date : 13 AUG 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : An experiment was conducted to determine the extent to which the relationship between syllabic rates of original and repeated messages might be affected by (1) the mode of transmitting the originals and (2) the intensity level of their transmission. Equally readable phrases--some read rapidly, some slowly, and some at an intermediate rate--were presented to each of a number of subjects (Ss) instructed to repeat each message in his usual way of speaking. Some messages were recorded, and the recorded versions were played through a loudspeaker or through headphones; some emanated directly from the lips of the reader. The intensity level of the messages was low for some Ss, moderate for others, and high for others. The duration of the average of the repetitions of messages presented at one rate and over one transmission system was determined for each S. From these individual measures group means were computed and the differences among the experimental conditions they represented were evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPEECH TRANSMISSION, INTELLIGIBILITY), SPEECH, PSYCHOACOUSTICS, SPEECH RECOGNITION, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE