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