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NCBI ROFL: Read [pause] thee uh abstract.

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflSep 9, 2009 10:29 PM


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If you say thee uh you are describing something hard: the on-line attribution of disfluency during reference comprehension.

"Eye-tracking and gating experiments examined reference comprehension with fluent (Click on the red. . .) and disfluent (Click on [pause] thee uh red . . .) instructions while listeners viewed displays with 2 familiar (e.g., ice cream cones) and 2 unfamiliar objects (e.g., squiggly shapes). Disfluent instructions made unfamiliar objects more expected, which influenced listeners' on-line hypotheses from the onset of the color word."

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