Disfluency Rates in Conversation: Effects of Age, Relationship, Topic, Role, and Gender

@article{Bortfeld2001DisfluencyRI,
  title={Disfluency Rates in Conversation: Effects of Age, Relationship, Topic, Role, and Gender},
  author={H. Bortfeld and Silvia D. Leon and Jonathan E. Bloom and M. F. Schober and S. Brennan},
  journal={Language and Speech},
  year={2001},
  volume={44},
  pages={123 - 147}
}
After reviewing situational and demographic factors that have been argued to affect speakers' disfluency rates, we examined disfluency rates in a corpus of task-oriented conversations ( Schober & Carstensen, 2001) with variables that might affect fluency rates. These factors included: speakers' ages (young, middle-aged, and older), task roles (director vs. matcher in a referential communication task), difficulty of topic domain (abstract geometric figures vs. photographs of children… Expand

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