ISCA Archive DiSS 2010
ISCA Archive DiSS 2010

“um...i don’t see any”: the function of filled pauses and repairs

Hannele Nicholson, Kathleen Eberhard, Matthias Scheutz

We investigate disfluency distribution rates within different moves from an interactive task-oriented experiment to further explore the suggestion by Bortfeld et al. [1] and Nicholson [2] that different types of disfluencies may fulfill varying functions. We focus on disfluency types within moves, or speech turns, where a speaker initiates something compared to a response to such a move. We find that filled pauses (FPs) such as um or uh fulfilled an interpersonal role for participants while repairs occurred out of difficulty.


Cite as: Nicholson, H., Eberhard, K., Scheutz, M. (2010) “um...i don’t see any”: the function of filled pauses and repairs. Proc. DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop (DiSS 2010), 89-92

@inproceedings{nicholson10_diss,
  author={Hannele Nicholson and Kathleen Eberhard and Matthias Scheutz},
  title={{“um...i don’t see any”: the function of filled pauses and repairs}},
  year=2010,
  booktitle={Proc. DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop (DiSS 2010)},
  pages={89--92}
}