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Query:   Self-repair Quote
Author:  Caroline L Rieger
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Discourse Analysis

Summary:   For Query: Linguist 11.420

Dear Fellow Linguists,

about ten days ago I sent a question to the linguistlist about a quote
regarding the clustering of self-repair.
Many thanks to all who responded:
Liz Shriberg
Jakob Ladefoged
Rob Philburn
Ilkka Arminen
Mie Femoe

Some colleagues pointed me to Schegloff (1979), who found that like
self-repair, repair-initiation can occur anywhere in the turn that,
however, there are locations in which a concentration of repair-initiations
and thus repairs are observed. This was not exacly what I was looking for.
Very helpful was the following reference:
Shriberg, E. E. (1994). Preliminaries to a theory of speech disfluencies.
Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.
She found:
1. that self-repairs tend to co-occur and
2. that the most likely position for a self-repair to occur is within the
repairing phase of another self-repair. Shriberg calls it 'synergy effect'.

Thanks again for replying to my question,

Caroline Lea Rieger

LL Issue: 11.478
Date Posted: 06-Mar-2000
Original Query: Read original query


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