Pausing and phrase length in two Australian languages

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Abstract

Pausing in speech allows a speaker to plan for the upcoming utterance, as well as to indicate to the listener finality of utterance. In this paper I examine pause patterning and IPU length in two typologically distinct Australian languages; Dalabon and Kayardild. Results show that Dalabon prefers considerably longer stretches of continuous speech than Kayardild. Preliminary findings reveal that the length of an IPU does not correlate to pause durations.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventINTERSPEECH 2008 - 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 22 Sep 200826 Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Australian languages
  • Pause
  • Phrase length

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Pausing and phrase length in two Australian languages. / Ross, Bella.

In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, 01.12.2008.

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