DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010
The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
In naturally occurring conversation, Japanese speakers often break up their turns at talk with seemingly random or disfluent pauses that break the flow of talk into a series of successive small segments which may not be semantically coherent. Moreover, the boundaries between such segments are often made salient via the attachment of interactional particles, such as ne and sa. Empirical observation of such naturally occurring partitioning of talk reveals that such semantically irregular segmentation is used by both speakers and their recipients to accomplish a legitimate communicative function in managing the fine-tuned choreography of moment-bymoment conversational interaction.
Index Terms. utterance segmentation, interactional particles, Japanese conversation
Bibliographic reference. Morita, Emi (2010): "Salientizing the breaks in talk: a study of Japanese segmentizing", In DiSS-LPSS-2010, 59-62.