Speaking rate and articulation rate of native speakers of Irish English

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dc.contributor.author Doherty, Rachel
dc.contributor.author Lee, Alice S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-11T09:20:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-11T09:20:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02-14
dc.identifier.citation Lee, A. and Doherty, R. (2017) 'Speaking rate and articulation rate of native speakers of Irish English', Speech, Language and Hearing, 20(4), pp. 206-211. doi:10.1080/2050571X.2017.1290337 en
dc.identifier.volume 20 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 206 en
dc.identifier.endpage 211 en
dc.identifier.issn 2050-571X
dc.identifier.issn 2050-5728
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6744
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/2050571X.2017.1290337
dc.description.abstract Previous studies have shown apparent difference in speaking rate and/or articulation rate between different dialects of English. In addition, native speakers of Irish English are perceived to be speaking very fast; however, there is very little information in the current literature regarding speech rate of speakers of this variety of English. Establishing regional norms might be needed for various reasons, such as speech intervention, if speakers of Irish English do have a higher speaking and articulation rates than individuals who speaks other English dialects. This study measured the speaking rate and articulation rate of 22 men and 22 women who were native speakers of Irish English. The study compared the speech rates between the male and female speakers, and across different speech tasks â first and second reading the Rainbow Passage and spontaneous speech elicited in a conversation. Overall, the male speakers seemed to speak faster than the females, although significant difference was found only in the articulation rate for the second reading of the passage. The speakers showed significantly higher speaking rate during passage reading than in conversation but the difference in articulation rate between the two tasks was not significant. Finally, the Irish English speakers in this study appeared to have relatively higher speech rates than most of the English dialects reported in previous studies. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group, LLC en
dc.rights © 2017, Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Speech, Language and Hearing on 14th February, 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/2050571X.2017.1290337 en
dc.subject Speaking rate en
dc.subject Articulation rate en
dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Irish English en
dc.title Speaking rate and articulation rate of native speakers of Irish English en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Alice Lee, Speech And Hearing Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.lee@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-09-11T08:50:49Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Speech, Language and Hearing en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress A.Lee@ucc.ie en


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