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Lecture 6 - Aspect of Connected Speech

Lecture 6 - Aspect of Connected Speech

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Lecture 6Aspects of connected speech
Rhythm is the relatively equal beat between stressedsyllables. It has often been claimed that Englishspeech is rhythmical and that rhythm is detectable inthe regular occurrence of stressed syllables.The theory that English has stress-timed rhythmimplies that stressed syllables will tend to occur atrelatively regular intervals whether they are separatedby unstressed syllables or not. E.g.
Walk down the path to the end of the canal 
The stress-timed rhythm theory states that the timefrom each stressed syllable to the next will tend to bethe same, irrespective of the number of interveningunstressed syllables.
How did you manage to be there in time? 
In languages which have syllable-timed rhythm, allsyllables, whether stressed or unstressed tend to occur at regular intervals of time, and the time betweenstressed syllables will be shorter or longer in proportionto the number of unstressed syllables.

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