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On the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dysfluency

By Jonathan Ginzburg, Raquel Fernández and David Schlangen

Abstract

International audienceAlthough dysfluent speech is pervasive in spoken conversation , dysfluencies have received little attention within formal theories of dialogue. The majority of work on dysfluent language has come from psy-cholinguistic models of speech production and comprehension (e.g. [10, 3, 1]) and from structural approaches designed to improve performance in speech applications (e.g. [14, 8]). In this paper, we present a detailed formal account which: (a) unifies dysfluencies (self-repair) with Clarification Requests (CRs), without conflating them, (b) offers a precise explication of the roles of all key components of a dysfluency, including editing phrases and filled pauses, (c) accounts for the possibility of self-addressed questions in a dysfluency

Topics: dysfluencies, repair, dialogue semantics, [SCCO.LING] Cognitive science/Linguistics
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1007/978-3-642-31482-7_33
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-01138029v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot

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