Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS'01)

August 29-31, 2001
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Different sources of lexical bias and overt self-corrections

Sieb G. Nooteboom

UiL OTS, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

In this paper it is argued, on the basis of a quantitative analysis of spontaneous speech errors and their corrections in Dutch, that the mechanism leading to lexical bias in speech errors cannot be same as that leading to overt self-corrections. Although spontaneous speech errors show a strong lexical bias, overt self-corrections do not. Lexical bias strongly increases with dissimilarity between target phoneme and source phoneme No such effect is found in overt selfcorrections. Several possible sources of these differences are discussed.


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Bibliographic reference.  Nooteboom, Sieb G. (2001): "Different sources of lexical bias and overt self-corrections", In DISS'01, 21-24.