Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing

By Melissa Mohr

Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing "contains original research into the history of swearing, and is scrupulous in analyzing the claims of other scholars."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

A New Manual of French Composition

By R. L. Graeme Ritchie

A New Manual of French Composition "provides a guide to French composition aimed at university students and the higher classes in schools. "


The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics students and faculty, and supported primarily by your donations. Please support LINGUIST List during the 2016 Fund Drive.

Summary Details


Query:   Repetition and fluency
Author:  Ewa Dabrowska
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Discourse Analysis
Psycholinguistics

Summary:   IN OCTOBER, I POSTED A QUERY ABOUT RESEARCH ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN REPETITION AND FLUENCY – SPECIFICALLY, SHOWING THAT WHEN PEOPLE REPEAT THE SAME STORY, THEY TEND TO BECOME MORE FLUENT ON EACH RETELLING. THANKS TO ANAT STAVANS, SUZY STYLES, TAYLOR ROBERTS, AND JAMES FIDELHOLTZ WHO RESPONDED TO THE MESSAGE.

ANAT STAVANS MENTIONED A BOOK BY VERHOEVEN AND STROMQVIST (2001) ON LANGUAGE IN MULTILINGUAL CONTEXTS, WHICH CONTAINS SEVERAL PAPERS ON BILINGUAL NARRATIVES (BERMAN, STAVANS, LANZA).

SUZY STYLES RECOMMENDS A PAPER ON NARRATIVES IN BILINGUAL CHILDREN:
HARITOS & NELSON (2001), 'BILINGUAL MEMORY: THE INTERACTION OF LANGUAGE AND
THOUGHT', BILINGUAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 25:4, PP 605-626.

TAYLOR ROBERTS SUGGESTED MARK TWAIN’S AUTOBIOOGRAPHY AS A USEFUL SOURCE OF ANECDOTAL CORROBORATION.

ALL OF THIS WAS INTERESTING, BUT NOT QUITE WHAT I WANTED. IN THE MEANTIME, HOWEVER, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TRACE ONE OF THE ORIGINAL STUDIES, VIZ.

GOLDMAN-EISLER, F. (1968). PSYCHOLINGUISTICS: EXPERIMENTS IN SPONTANEOUS SPEECH. LONDON: ACADEMIC PRESS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A USEFUL SUMMARY ON RESEARCH ON HESITATIONS:

O'CONNELL, D. C. & KOWAL, S.: PAUSOLOGY. IN W. A. SEDELOW & S. Y. SEDELOW.
COMPUTERS IN LANGUAGE RESEARCH 2. MOUTON PUBLISHERS, BERLIN, NEW YORK,
AMSTERDAM (1983) 221-301.

FOR THOSE WITH A SERIOUS INTEREST IN THIS AREA, PETER ROACH HAS PUT UP A BIBLIOBRAPHY OF WORK ON TIMING AND RHYTHM IN SPEECH, DOWNLOADABLE FROM HTTP://WWW.PERSONAL.RDG.AC.UK/~LLSROACH/TIMING.PDF

LL Issue: 14.3541
Date Posted: 15-Dec-2003
Original Query: Read original query