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Disfluencies: Comprehension Processes

  • By: Martin Corley
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Human speech is far from perfect: Approximately one in six words of spontaneous speech is affected by false starts, repetitions, or hesitations. A traditional view is that these disfluencies are ignored by listeners, and it is true that listeners are not ...