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Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech

Aix-en-Provence, France
September 10-12, 2005


Repeats in Spontaneous Spoken French: the Influence of the Complexity of Phrases

Sandrine Henry

Équipe DELIC, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

We here present the results of a descriptive study we conducted on 383 disfluent repeats from a corpus of spontaneous spoken French. We analyze noun phrases under construction and study whether there is a co-relation between the frequency of the repeats and the complexity feature of the phrases. We then focus on complex noun phrases in order to locate precisely the repeats. We also analyze how repeats affect structures such as [Preposition + Determiner + Noun] and what the constraints upon such structures are.

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Bibliographic reference.  Henry, Sandrine (2005): "Repeats in spontaneous spoken French: the influence of the complexity of phrases", In DiSS-2005, 89-92.