Speech Management—on the Non-written Life of Speech

  title={Speech Management—on the Non-written Life of Speech},
  author={Jens Allwood and Joakim Nivre and Elisabeth Ahls{\'e}n},
  journal={Nordic Journal of Linguistics},
  pages={3 - 48}
This paper introduces the concept of speech management (SM), which refers to processes whereby a speaker manages his or her linguistic contributions to a communicative interaction, and which involves phenomena which have previously been studied under such rubrics as “planning”, “editing”, “(self-)repair”, etc. It is argued that SM phenomena exhibit considerable systematicity and regularity and must be considered part of the linguistic system. Furthermore, it is argued that SM phenomena must be… 

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