Date: Thu, 29 Feb 1996 23:32:49 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Question: regional volubility Allan, I don't know of any studies on English (though I've often cited my great-aunt as evidence against the stereotype that Southerners talk slow -- she was one of the fastest talkers I ever knew), but if my memory is not too badly off, I think a study was made of two parts of the O'odham (formerly known by the foreign name of Papago) reservation, and found that people in one area actually talked slower than those in another part. I could check on this if you're interested. Rudy --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]