Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS'01)

August 29-31, 2001
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Application of EXPLAN Theory to Spontaneous Speech Control

Peter Howell and James Au-Yeung

Department of Psychology, University College London, UK

Problems for theories that explain speech errors by a monitoring process are discussed. EXPLAN theory is based on a proposal about planning and execution time, not on how errors arise. This theory is outlined and support from characteristics of fluency failure and altered feedback studies given.

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Bibliographic reference.  Howell, Peter / Au-Yeung, James (2001): "Application of EXPLAN theory to spontaneous speech control", In DISS'01, 9-12.