Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS'01)

August 29-31, 2001
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Sound and Function Regularities in Interjections

Nikolinka Nenova, Gina Joue, Ronan Reilly, and Julie Carson-Berndsen

Department of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

This paper investigates the relation between the sound patterns of interjections and their functional realisation in the discourse process. It considers whether certain interjection functions tend to have particular sound distributions. In order to address these questions a classification scheme for American English nonlexical interjections in terms of discourse markers is also presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nenova, Nikolinka / Joue, Gina / Reilly, Ronan / Carson-Berndsen, Julie (2001): "Sound and function regularities in interjections", In DISS'01, 49-52.