We examine interruptions in a corpus of spontaneous task-oriented dialogue. We present evidence that interruptions occur at particular places in conversation. They are likely to occur during or after speech with certain acoustic/prosodic properties. We also examine the speech of interruptions themselves and find a number of significant differences between interrupting and non-interrupting turns.
Index Terms: interruption, turn-taking, prosody, dialogue
Bibliographic reference. Gravano, Agustín / Hirschberg, Julia (2012): "A corpus-based study of interruptions in spoken dialogue", In INTERSPEECH-2012, 855-858.