Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS'01)
August 29-31, 2001
This paper analyzes the occurrence of phonetic interruption cues at points of syntactic irregularities (false starts and truncations) in a large annotated corpus of German dialogues and compares interruption glottalization with laryngealization in terminal low phrase-final prosodies. Glottalization (including glottal stop) predominantly marks word fragments, whereas non-verbal insertions, e.g. breathing, tend to be word-external interruption cues. Laryngealization (excluding glottal stop) predominantly signals terminal phrase boundaries in turn-final positions. Individual speakers differ a great deal as to the distribution of these phenomena.
Bibliographic reference. Kohler, Klaus J. / Peters, Benno / Wesener, Thomas (2001): "Interruption glottalization in German spontaneous speech", In DISS'01, 45-48.