Departmental Bulletin Paper 『日本語話し言葉コーパス』と対照可能にデザインされた英語話し言葉コーパスにおけるフィラーの分布の特徴
Building "The Corpus of Oral Presentations in English (COPE)" for Contrastive Studies of Disfluencies in English and Japanese: With Some Preliminary Analyses of Filled Pause Distribution

渡辺, 美知子  ,  外山, 翔平  ,  Michiko, WATANABE  ,  Shohei, TOYAMA

(12)  , pp.181 - 203 , 2017-01 , 国立国語研究所
ISSN:2186-134x print2186-1358 online
"The Corpus of Oral Presentations in English (COPE)" is under construction to conduct contrastive studies of speech disfluencies in English and Japanese. COPE is composed of 20 speeches by native speakers of American English. In the present paper, we first described the corpus followed by a report of some preliminary findings about filled pause (FP). Frequencies of FPs were 4/100 words in English and 6/100 words in Japanese. However, the frequencies per second did not significantly differ between the two languages. Gender specific difference was obvious in Japanese but hardly observed in English. Male speakers used more FPs than female speakers did in Japanese. Possible factors related with FP rates at sentence and clause boundaries were also investigated and discussed.

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