Temporal aspects of breathing and turn-taking in Swedish multiparty conversations
2015 (English)In: Proceedings from Fonetik 2015 Lund, June 8-10, 2015, Lund: Centre for Languages and Literature, 2015, 47-50 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Interlocutors use various signals to make conversations flow smoothly. Recent research has shown that respiration is one of the signals used to indicate the intention to start speaking. In this study, we investigate whether inhalation duration and speech onset delay within one’s own turn differ from when a new turn is initiated. Respiratory activity was recorded in two three-party conversations using Respiratory Inductance Plethysmography. Inhalations were categorised depending on whether they coincided with within-speaker silences or with between- speaker silences. Results showed that within-turn inhalation durations were shorter than inhalations preceding new turns. Similarly, speech onset delays were shorter within turns than before new turns. Both these results suggest that speakers ‘speed up’ preparation for speech inside turns, probably to indicate that they intend to continue.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Centre for Languages and Literature, 2015. 47-50 p.
, Working Papers Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, ISSN 0280-526X ; 55
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Phonetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119603OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-119603DiVA: diva2:846934
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2014-1072
This work was funded in part by the Swedish Research Council project 2014-1072 Andning i samtal (Breathing in conversation). 2015-08-182015-08-182015-08-18Bibliographically approved