DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010

The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech

Tokyo, Japan, September 25-26, 2010

Hesitations in Read vs. Spontaneous French in a Multi-Genre Corpus

Jean-Philippe Goldman (1,3), Mathieu Avanzi (2), Antoine Auchlin (1)

(1) Department of Linguistics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
(2) Chaire de Linguistique française, Neuchâtel University, Switzerland
(3) TCTS Labs, University of Mons - UMONS, Belgium

This study is a part of an on-going work whose goal is the prosodic characterization of various speaking styles in a multi-genre 70-minutes French corpus as well as the development of prosodic automatic detection tools. In this corpus, a manual annotation prominences and disfluencies like hesitations and syntactic ruptures is used to show evident phonological aspects of hesitation in regard to quality, pause position and proximity to syntactic rupture.

Index Terms. hesitation, filled pause, vowel lengthening, spoken French, disfluencies

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Goldman, Jean-Philippe / Avanzi, Mathieu / Auchlin, Antoine (2010): "Hesitations in read vs. spontaneous French in a multi-genre corpus", In DiSS-LPSS-2010, 101-104.