Vocal congruence in mother-infant play.

@article{Beebe1988VocalCI,
  title={Vocal congruence in mother-infant play.},
  author={Beatrice Beebe and D Alson and Joseph Jaffe and Stanley Feldstein and Cynthia L Crown},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  year={1988},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={245-59}
}
Turn-taking is the fundamental temporal structure of adult dialogue. This structure defines two types of joint silence: intrapersonal pause (silence bounded by the vocalizations of a single speaker) and switching pause (silence bounded by the vocalizations of different speakers). Switching pauses mark the boundaries of the turn exchange. In adult conversation the mean durations of both types of pause are characteristically matched between partners. This matching, termed "vocal congruence… CONTINUE READING
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