Authors

Traci S. Curl

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

This thesis investigates the interrelationship of phonetic structure and sequence organization in talk-in-interaction. It integrates the methodology of Conversation Analysis and impressionistic and instrumental phonetics to show how activities in a conversation are managed and oriented to by the participants.

The study examines the phonetic characteristics of repetition in other-initiated repair sequences in American English. In these sequences, speakers repeat their immediately prior talk after prompting ( e.g., what ?; huh ?). Phonetic analysis of the repairs contradicts published accounts of the phonetic correlates of clear speech, and descriptions of the phonetics of repetitions .

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