ISCA Archive DiSS 2013
ISCA Archive DiSS 2013

Lengthenings aand filled pauses in Hungarian adults’ and children’s speech

Andrea Deme, Alexandra Markó

In the present paper vowel lengthenings and non-lexicalized filled pauses were studied in the spontaneous speech of children and adults (focusing more on the much less studied phenomenon: vowel lengthening). The results revealed different usage and appearance of lengthenings in the two age groups, therefore, differences in speech skills and strategies can be concluded. LEs and FPs differ mostly in their position in the speech session between the age groups, which has implications regarding different planning strategies of adults and children. We also draw conclusions regarding the methodological considerations in the issue of identifying vowel lengthening supporting a previously formulated conception.

Index Terms: lengthening, (non-lexicalized) filled pause, spontaneous speech, speech planning, discourse management.


Cite as: Deme, A., Markó, A. (2013) Lengthenings aand filled pauses in Hungarian adults’ and children’s speech. Proc. Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS 2013), 21-24

@inproceedings{deme13_diss,
  author={Andrea Deme and Alexandra Markó},
  title={{Lengthenings aand filled pauses in Hungarian adults’ and children’s speech}},
  year=2013,
  booktitle={Proc. Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS 2013)},
  pages={21--24}
}