Disfluency in Chinese L2 Spontaneous Speech: Patterns and Interactions

Jue Yu, Jiena Chen, Shengyi Wu, Ye Feng


This paper mainly discusses the notion of disfluency within the context of language planning and production. The main purpose is to examine disfluency performance in Chinese L2 English spontaneous speech and figure out how different disfluency factors intertwine with each other, thus revealing the underlying processes and preferred strategies of language planning and repair utilized by Chinese L2 speakers. The results show that compared with English natives, Chinese L2 speakers are considerably more disfluent, in terms of time-related and performance-related aspects, have different preferences for particular disfluency markers in language planning and self-monitoring, and fail to strategically take advantage of pausing behavior to make a success of self-monitoring.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-174

Cite as: Yu, J., Chen, J., Wu, S., Feng, Y. (2018) Disfluency in Chinese L2 Spontaneous Speech: Patterns and Interactions. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 863-867, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-174.


@inproceedings{Yu2018,
  author={Jue Yu and Jiena Chen and Shengyi Wu and Ye Feng},
  title={Disfluency in Chinese L2 Spontaneous Speech: Patterns and Interactions},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018},
  pages={863--867},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-174},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-174}
}