15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
Recent instrumental approaches to measuring rhythm that have been applied with a view to capturing traditional rhythm typology differences are examined. The plausibility of their language classification results and the rationale behind the measures are discussed. A new, modified measure is suggested. The effects of language, different speaker groups, material and different speaking style - in particular tempo - on the various measures is examined on the basis of extensive corpora.
Bibliographic reference. Barry, William J. / Andreeva, Bistra / Russo, M. / Dimitrova, S. / Kostadinova, T. (2003): "Do rhythm measures tell us anything about language type?", In ICPhS-15, 2693-2696.