DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010
The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
We investigate disfluency distribution rates within different moves from an interactive task-oriented experiment to further explore the suggestion by Bortfeld et al.  and Nicholson  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.
Index Terms. disfluency, dialogue, dialogue moves, language production
Bibliographic reference. Nicholson, Hannele / Eberhard, Kathleen / Scheutz, Matthias (2010): "um...i dont see any: the function of filled pauses and repairs", In DiSS-LPSS-2010, 89-92.