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Author Benus, Stefan ♦ Gravano, Agustín ♦ Hirschberg, Julia
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Pragmatic Function ♦ Collaborative Task-oriented Dialogue ♦ Affirmative Word ♦ Backchannel Function ♦ American English ♦ Contextual Factor ♦ Single Affirmative Word ♦ Salient Trigger ♦ High Lexical Variability ♦ Standard American English ♦ Pitch Slope
Description In ICPhS
We examine prosodic and contextual factors characterizing the backchannel function of single affirmative words. Data is drawn from collaborative task-oriented dialogues between speakers of Standard American English. Despite high lexical variability, backchannels are prosodically well defined: they have higher pitch and intensity and greater pitch slope than affirmative words expressing other pragmatic functions. Additionally, we identify phrase-final rising pitch as a salient trigger for backchanneling.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-01-01