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Respiratory Properties of Backchannels in Spontaneous Multiparty Conversation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, Phonetics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3824-2980
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, Phonetics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0034-0924
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of ICPhS 2015, London: International Phonetic Association , 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we report on first results of a newly started project focussing on interactional functions of breathing in spontaneous multiparty conversation. Specifically, we investigate respiratory patterns associated with backchannels (short feedback expressions), and compare them with breathing cycles observed during longer stretches of speech or while listening to interlocutor’s speech. Overall, inhalations preceding backchannels were found to resemble those in quiet breathing to a large degree. The results are discussed in terms of temporal organisation and respiratory planning in these utterances. 

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London: International Phonetic Association , 2015.
, ICPhS Proceedings, ISSN 241-0669 ; 18
Keyword [en]
Breathing, multiparty conversation, turn- taking, verbal feedback
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Humanities General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119382ISBN: 978-0-85261-941-4ISBN: 978-0-85261-942-1OAI: diva2:844881
Swedish Research Council project 2014-1072 Andning i samtal (Breathing in conversation)
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1072
Available from: 2015-08-10 Created: 2015-08-10 Last updated: 2015-08-10Bibliographically approved

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