Uh and Um Revisited: Are They Interjections for Signaling Delay?

@article{Oconnell2005UhAU,
  title={Uh and Um Revisited: Are They Interjections for Signaling Delay?},
  author={D. O’connell and S. Kowal},
  journal={Journal of Psycholinguistic Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={34},
  pages={555-576}
}
Clark and Fox Tree (2002) have presented empirical evidence, based primarily on the London–Lund corpus (LL; Svartvik & Quirk, 1980), that the fillers uh and um are conventional English words that signal a speaker’s intention to initiate a minor and a major delay, respectively. We present here empirical analyses of uh and um and of silent pauses (delays) immediately following them in six media interviews of Hillary Clinton. Our evidence indicates that uh and um cannot serve as signals of… Expand
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