Accession Number:

AD0269667

Title:

VARIANCE IN THE RATE OF SPEAKING BY PILOTS AND CONTROLLERS IN COMMUNICATING TO U. S. AND FOREIGN LISTENERS

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Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Recordings of air traffic messages at foreign and domestic international airports were examined to determine if pilots and controllers adjust their rate of speaking in terms of perceived listener needs. It was found that pilots and controllers use a slower rate when speaking in English to listeners whose native language is not English. In general, that data supports a conclusion that pilots and controllers adjust rate of speaking to match perceived listener needs. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE