12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Very Short Utterances and Timing in Turn-Taking

Mattias Heldner, Jens Edlund, Anna Hjalmarsson, Kornel Laskowski

KTH, Sweden

as well as the effects of excluding intervals adjacent to such utterances from distributions of between-speaker interval durations. The results show that very short utterances are more precisely timed to the preceding utterance than longer utterances in terms of a smaller variance and a larger proportion of no-gapno- overlaps. Excluding intervals adjacent to very short utterances furthermore results in measures of central tendency closer to zero (i.e. no-gap-no-overlaps) as well as larger variance (i.e. relatively longer gaps and overlaps).

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Heldner, Mattias / Edlund, Jens / Hjalmarsson, Anna / Laskowski, Kornel (2011): "Very short utterances and timing in turn-taking", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 2837-2840.