Speech Prosody 2010

Chicago, IL, USA
May 10-14, 2010

Prosodic and Gestural Features of Phrase-internal Disfluencies in Polish Spontaneous Utterances

Maciej Karpiński, Ewa Jarmołowicz-Nowikow

Center for Speech and Language Processing and Institute of Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

The aim of this pilot study is a preliminary description of intra-phrasal disfluencies in Polish task-oriented dialogues. Some cues to their identification and discrimination are tentatively proposed. The data come from eight paper folding task dialogue sessions. Disfluencies are categorized on the basis of their acoustic-phonetic content. Selected prosodic properties of their neighborhood are analyzed, including intonational realizations and durations of the surrounding syllables. Accompanying hand movements of the speakers are described for the alignment of their phases with respective disfluencies in speech.

Index Terms: disfluency, prosody, gesture, dialogue, phrase

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Bibliographic reference.  Karpiński, Maciej / Jarmołowicz-Nowikow, Ewa (2010): "Prosodic and gestural features of phrase-internal disfluencies in Polish spontaneous utterances", In SP-2010, paper 152.