Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 09:00:00 CST From: Edward Callary 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. Edward Callary