ISCA Archive DiSS 2001
ISCA Archive DiSS 2001

Prolongations: A dark horse in the disfluency stable

Robert Eklund

This paper studies a specific type of disfluency, viz. segment prolongation (PR), i.e., the "stretching out" of speech sounds as a means of hesitation. It is shown that the occurrence of PRs varies as a function of phone type, position in the word, lexical factors and word class, and that PRs are subject to phonotactic constraints in Swedish. A comparison between Swedish and Tok Pisin suggests that there are language specific traits associated with PR production.


Cite as: Eklund, R. (2001) Prolongations: A dark horse in the disfluency stable. Proc. ITRW on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS 2001), 5-8

@inproceedings{eklund01_diss,
  author={Robert Eklund},
  title={{Prolongations: A dark horse in the disfluency stable}},
  year=2001,
  booktitle={Proc. ITRW on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS 2001)},
  pages={5--8}
}