Melodic characteristics of backchannels in Dutch map task dialogues

Abstract

In natural conversation backchannels (short optional utterances like ‘uh-huh’ or ‘yes’) are used to indicate to the current speaker that the current listener understands so far and that the speaker may continue. The question posed in the present paper is whether backchannels distinguish themselves melodically from lexically identical utterances that have a… (More)

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@inproceedings{Caspers2000MelodicCO, title={Melodic characteristics of backchannels in Dutch map task dialogues}, author={Johanneke Caspers}, booktitle={INTERSPEECH}, year={2000} }