ISCA Archive DiSS 2013
ISCA Archive DiSS 2013

Self-repairs in German children’s peer interaction – initial explorations

Laura E. de Ruiter

Forty-nine self-repairs were extracted from a corpus of conversational speech of ten German children (mean age 5;1) with peers. The repairs were analysed using Levelt’s [1] classification and compared with his adult data. Children produced fewer appropriateness repairs than adults, but more covert repairs and more phonetic repairs. Like adults, children had a preference to interrupt themselves within-word only for error repairs. Unlike adults, children did not produce editing terms following interruptions.

W. J. M. Levelt, “Monitoring and self-repair in speech”, Cognition 14, pp. 41–104, 1983


Cite as: Ruiter, L.E.d. (2013) Self-repairs in German children’s peer interaction – initial explorations. Proc. Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS 2013), 29-32

@inproceedings{ruiter13_diss,
  author={Laura E. de Ruiter},
  title={{Self-repairs in German children’s peer interaction – initial explorations}},
  year=2013,
  booktitle={Proc. Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS 2013)},
  pages={29--32}
}