Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 09:00:00 CST
From: Edward Callary TB0EXC1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU
Subject: Re: Question: regional volubility
Don't know of anything re: speed of speech, but I have read
reputable studies concerning of movement. These correlate
with size of community; people in larger cities (New York is
always the epitome) do move faster than those in smaller towns.
They walk faster, shop faster, etc., so I would not be surprised
at all to find differences in speech tempo.