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={Heather Bortfeld and Sergio Leon and Jonathan Bloom and Michael F. Schober and Susan E. Brennan},
  journal={Language and speech},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 Pt 2},
  pages={123-47}
}
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… CONTINUE READING