Social and Cognitive Influences on the Timing of Other-Initiations of Repair.

Mertens, Julia.


  • Interlocutors tend to initiate their utterances within 250ms after the end of the previous turn. However, some speech acts are delayed. These delays may be due to preference organization: speakers display upcoming trouble by initiating their turn later. In contrast, these delays may be due to cognition: speakers may need more time to process or access information before initiating their turn. In ... read more
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