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Stressed and Unstressed Syllables

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Primary and secondary stress We have noted elsewhere (see Syllabic Consonants) that some syllables in polysyllabic words may be given more emphasis than others, i.e. they are stressed. This extra prominence is achieved predominantly, although not exclusively, by the speaker raising the pitch of the sounds that constitute the syllable. All English words have one syllable that receives primary […]

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Gaps in Conversation

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Delay in applying turn-taking rules Silence in conversation is differentially assigned according to the application or non-application of the turn allocation rules outlined above. So, for example, gaps in conversations occur prior to the application of either Rule 2 (next speaker self-selects) or Rule 3 (current speaker may continue). Consider the following. 1 Graeme:  seems strange […]

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Violative Interruption

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Intentional overlap Contrast the previous example (Inadvertent Overlap) with the following extract taken from a conversation between two people. 1 Nicholas:  I thought it was a sensible 2            consi//deration to walk 3 Mary:             that’s stupid because no 4            one can make those sorts of decisions anymore In this extract, first look at where Mary’s talk in […]

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Featured Articles

HUMAN COMMUNICATION 101

Human Communication 101 is a series of introductory texts providing high quality information on selected aspects of human communication, with particular emphasis on speech, language and communication needs.

The Causes of Stuttering

The causes of stuttering are unknown but neurological development, parental reaction, trauma and a predisposition to stuttering have all been suggested.