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Acoustic properties of disfluent repetitions

Elizabeth Shriberg

Acoustic properties of disfluent repetitions are examined to investigate two proposed functions of repeating. Repeating may serve as a filler while hesitating; alternatively, repeating may function to bridge a gap when speech resumes after a break. Classification of tokens based on pause patterns reveals that: (1) most cases fit the bridging function; and (2) duration and F0 properties support the hypothesis of two distinct types, as well as the proposed associated functions.
Shriberg, E. 1995 Acoustic properties of disfluent repetitions. In Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 4, Stockholm, Sweden, 13-19 August: 384-387.

Key points relevant to the study of filled pauses



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