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Across-Language Perspective on Speech Information Rate

From: Language
Volume 87, Number 3, September 2011
pp. 539-558 | 10.1353/lan.2011.0057

Abstract

Abstract:

This article is a crosslinguistic investigation of the hypothesis that the average information rate conveyed during speech communication results from a trade-off between average information density and speech rate. The study, based on seven languages, shows a negative correlation between density and rate, indicating the existence of several encoding strategies. However, these strategies do not necessarily lead to a constant information rate. These results are further investigated in relation to the notion of syllabic complexity.



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