14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

The Prosody of Speech Error Corrections Revisited

Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel (1), Anne Cutler (2)

(1) Speech Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, Cambridge, MA
(2) Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

A corpus of digitized speech errors is used to compare the prosody of correction patterns for word-level vs. sound-level errors. Results for both peak F0 and perceived prosodic markedness confirm that speakers are more likely to mark corrections of word-level errors than corrections of sound-level errors, and that errors ambiguous between word-level and soundlevel (such as boat for moat) show correction patterns like those for sound level errors. This finding increases the plausibility of the claim that word-sound-ambiguous errors arise at the same level of processing as sound errors that do not form words.

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Bibliographic reference.  Shattuck-Hufnagel, Stefanie / Cutler, Anne (1999): "The prosody of speech error corrections revisited", In ICPhS-14, 1483-1486.