Inhalation amplitude and turn-taking in spontaneous Estonian conversations
2015 (English)In: Proceedings from Fonetik 2015 Lund, June 8-10, 2015 / [ed] Malin Svensson Lundmark, Gilbert Ambrazaitis, Joost van de Weijer, Lund: Lund University , 2015, 1-5 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
This study explores the relationship between inhalation amplitude and turn management in four approximately 20 minute long spontaneous multiparty conversations in Estonian. The main focus of interest is whether inhalation amplitude is greater before turn onset than in the following inhalations within the same speaking turn. The results show that inhalations directly before turn onset are greater in amplitude than those later in the turn. The difference seems to be realized by ending the inhalation at a greater lung volume value, whereas the initial lung volume before inhalation onset remains roughly the same across a single turn. The findings suggest that the increased inhalation amplitude could function as a cue for claiming the conversational floor.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lund University , 2015. 1-5 p.
, Working Papers, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics, Phonetics, ISSN 0280-526X ; 55
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Phonetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119601OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-119601DiVA: diva2:846926
Fonetik 2015, Lund, June 8–10, 2015
ProjectsSwedish Research Council project 2014- 1072 Andning i samtal (Breathing in conversation)
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2014- 1072