Exhalatory turn-taking cues

Marcin Włodarczak, Mattias Heldner


The paper is a study of kinematic features of the exhalation which signal that the speaker is done speaking and wants to yield the turn. We demonstrate that the single most prominent feature is the presence of inhalation directly following the exhalation. However, several features of the exhalation itself are also found to significantly distinguish between turn holds and yields, such as slower exhalation rate and higher lung level at exhalation onset. The results complement existing body evidence on respiratory turn-taking cues which has so far involved mainly inhalatory features. We also show that respiration allows discovering pause interruptions thus allowing access to unrealised turn-taking intentions.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-68

Cite as: Włodarczak, M., Heldner, M. (2018) Exhalatory turn-taking cues. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 334-338, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-68.


@inproceedings{Włodarczak2018,
  author={Marcin Włodarczak and Mattias Heldner},
  title={Exhalatory turn-taking cues},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018},
  pages={334--338},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-68},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-68}
}