Date: Thu, 29 Feb 1996 20:48:51 -0500

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Question: regional volubility

Does the rapidity of speech vary from place to place? I got this question

from a writer for "Walking" magazine.

My impression is that rapidity is an individual, not regional or dialectal,


But I don't know of any studies to support or refute this impression. Do you?

(I'm not looking for anecdotal evidence; I know many people believe that

folks in one place or another speak fast or slow. My question is, do they


Thanks - Allan Metcalf