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Disfluent Speech
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1. Introduction

The study of disfluent speech is often regarded as peripheral in linguistic research. Nevertheless, a considerable proportion of conversational speech is disfluent. If we want to understand how human speech operates, it is indispensable to study how and when disfluent speech is produced. Explorations into linguistic represen…

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Shu-Chuan TSENG, “Disfluent Speech”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000095>
First published online: 2015

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