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Variability and Consistency in the Idiosyncratic Selection of Fillers in Japanese Monologues: Gender Differences

Ishihara, Shunichi


This study is a linguistic study on idiosyncrasy using speaker classification technique as an analytical tool. The goals of this study are to find out 1) to what extent Japanese filler words (e.g. Um, you know in English) carry individual idiosyncratic information; 2) if there are any differences in the degree/nature of idiosyncrasy between the sexes; and 3) what contributes to the identified gender differences, if there are any. Based purely on the individual selection of fillers, we report in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA 2010)


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