Backchannels and breathing
2014 (English)In: Proceedings from FONETIK 2014: Stockholm, June 9-11, 2014 / [ed] Mattias Heldner, Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University , 2014, 47-52 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
The present study investigated the timing of backchannel onsets within speaker’s own and dialogue partner’s breathing cycle in two spontaneous conversations in Estonian. Results indicate that backchannels are mainly produced near the beginning, but also in the second half of the speaker’s exhalation phase. A similar tendency was observed in short non-backchannel utterances, indicating that timing of backchannels might be determined by their duration rather than their pragmatic function. By contrast, longer non-backchannel utterances were initiated almost exclusively right at the beginning of the exhalation. As expected, backchannels in the conversation partner’s breathing cycle occurred predominantly towards the end of the exhalation or at the beginning of the inhalation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University , 2014. 47-52 p.
PERILUS, ISSN 0282-6690 ; XXIV
General Language Studies and Linguistics Interaction Technologies
Research subject Phonetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-108880ISBN: 978-91-637-5662-7ISBN: 978-91-637-5663-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-108880DiVA: diva2:761321
FONETIK 2014, the XXVIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2009-1766