“Environmental Invariants” and the Prosodic Aspects of Reversed Speech

  • J. Kirakowski
  • T. F. Myers
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 4b)


The study we are going to present is part of a larger program which explores the relationship between prosody and syntax in the perception of continuous speech. Our studies to date have led us to the conclusion that the relationship is an interactive one. In this paper, we will be concerned with the possibility that some prosodic features may nevertheless be perceived independently of syntax.


Disagreement Score Continuous Speech Environmental Invariant Prosodic Feature Pitch Variation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kirakowski
    • 1
  • T. F. Myers
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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