ISCA Archive DiSS 2013
ISCA Archive DiSS 2013

The linguistic role of hesitation disfluencies: evidence from Hebrew and Japanese

Vered Silber-Varod, Takehiko Maruyama

In this paper we examine a certain aspect of prosodysyntax interface, that of hesitation disfluencies (HD) that occur intra-phrases or intra-morphemes. Such cases were found in two spontaneous corpora of two syntactically distinct languages – Israeli Hebrew (IH) and Japanese. It was found that intra-phrasal hesitations in the two languages calls for different explanations, since in Japanese the noun (e.g., in NP) precedes the case marking particle while in IH the preposition (e.g., in PP) precedes the noun. In this paper we will present qualitative findings and suggest a unified view of the phenomenon of intra-phrasal HDs.

Index Terms: Hesitation disfluency, prosody-syntax interface, Israeli Hebrew, Japanese.


Cite as: Silber-Varod, V., Maruyama, T. (2013) The linguistic role of hesitation disfluencies: evidence from Hebrew and Japanese. Proc. Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS 2013), 67-70

@inproceedings{silbervarod13_diss,
  author={Vered Silber-Varod and Takehiko Maruyama},
  title={{The linguistic role of hesitation disfluencies: evidence from Hebrew and Japanese}},
  year=2013,
  booktitle={Proc. Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS 2013)},
  pages={67--70}
}