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The filler EH in Swedish

Horne, Merle LU (2006) Fonetik 2006 In Working Papers 52. p.65-68
Abstract
Findings from a pilot study on the distribution, function and phonetic realization of the filler EH in interviews from SweDia2000 interviews are presented. The results show that EH occurs almost exclusively after function words at the beginning of constituents. The phonetic realization of EH was seen to be of three basic forms: a middle-high vowel (e.g. [e], [ɛ], [ə]), a vowel+nasal (e.g. [ɛm], [əm], [ən]), and a vowel with a creaky phonation. The vowel+vowel realization occurs as has been shown for English before other delays and is associated with planning of complex utterances. Since creaky phonation is associated with terminality, the creaky voice realization of EH could be interpreted as signalling the juncture between the filler and... (More)
Findings from a pilot study on the distribution, function and phonetic realization of the filler EH in interviews from SweDia2000 interviews are presented. The results show that EH occurs almost exclusively after function words at the beginning of constituents. The phonetic realization of EH was seen to be of three basic forms: a middle-high vowel (e.g. [e], [ɛ], [ə]), a vowel+nasal (e.g. [ɛm], [əm], [ən]), and a vowel with a creaky phonation. The vowel+vowel realization occurs as has been shown for English before other delays and is associated with planning of complex utterances. Since creaky phonation is associated with terminality, the creaky voice realization of EH could be interpreted as signalling the juncture between the filler and an upcoming disfluency. (Less)
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filled pause, filler, pause, EH, disfluency, spontaneous speech, Swedish
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Working Papers
editor
Ambrazaitis, Gilbert; Schötz, Susanne; and
volume
52
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65 - 68
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Center for Language and Literature, Lund University
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Fonetik 2006
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0280-526X
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The role of function words in spontaneous speech processing
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English
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  abstract     = {Findings from a pilot study on the distribution, function and phonetic realization of the filler EH in interviews from SweDia2000 interviews are presented. The results show that EH occurs almost exclusively after function words at the beginning of constituents. The phonetic realization of EH was seen to be of three basic forms: a middle-high vowel (e.g. [e], [ɛ], [ə]), a vowel+nasal (e.g. [ɛm], [əm], [ən]), and a vowel with a creaky phonation. The vowel+vowel realization occurs as has been shown for English before other delays and is associated with planning of complex utterances. Since creaky phonation is associated with terminality, the creaky voice realization of EH could be interpreted as signalling the juncture between the filler and an upcoming disfluency.},
  author       = {Horne, Merle},
  booktitle    = {Working Papers},
  editor       = {Ambrazaitis, Gilbert and Schötz, Susanne},
  issn         = {0280-526X},
  keyword      = {filled pause,filler,pause,EH,disfluency,spontaneous speech,Swedish},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {65--68},
  publisher    = {Center for Language and Literature, Lund University},
  title        = {The filler EH in Swedish},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2006},
}