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stopping and the other starting, suggest that normal conversation requires interlocutors to predict when each other will finish their turn. We hypothesized that noise and/or speaking in a second language (L2) would result in longer FTOs due to increased processing demands. Conversations from 20 pairs of normal hearing, native-Danish talkers were elicited using the Diapix task in four conditions consisting of combinations of language (Danish vs. English) and noise background (quiet vs. ICRA 7 noise presented at 70 dBA). Overall, participants took longer to complete the task in both noise and in L2 indicating that both factors reduced communication efficiency. However, L2 had very little effect beyond completion time, likely because the participants were very good in English. In contrast to our predictions, in the presence of noise, the median of the FTO distribution decreased by approximately 30 ms and the standard deviation decreased by approximately 10 %. However, the average duration of inter-pausal units (i.e., utterances of continuous speech) increased by 40 % in noise. These findings are consistent with talkers holding their turn for longer, allowing more time for speech planning.
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication, - Sweden , Linkoping, Sweden|
Duration: 18 Jun 2017 → 21 Jun 2017
Conference number: 4
|Conference||International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication,|
|Period||18/06/2017 → 21/06/2017|
Bibliographical noteAbstract Book p.30
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Oscar Cañete (Other), Suzanne Purdy (Other), David Welch (Other), Ellen Giles (Other), Abin Kuruvilla-Mathew (Other) & Catherine Morgan (Other)18 Jun 2017 → 21 Jun 2017
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