The Vocabularies of Academia

  title={The Vocabularies of Academia},
  author={Stanley Schachter and Frances H. Rauscher and Nicholas Christenfeld and Kimberly Tyson Crone},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={37 - 41}
It has been demonstrated that humanists are far more likely to use filled pauses (“uh,” “ah,” or “um”) during their lectures than are social or natural scientists This finding has been interpreted in terms of the hypothesis that filled pauses indicate time out while the speaker searches for the next word or phrase Based on the assumption that the more options at a choice point, the more likely a speaker will say “uh,” it is hypothesized that the humanities are characterized by richer… 

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