Diszfluencia a spontán beszédben

Diszfluencia a spontán beszédben
09/12 - 09/14

2019. szeptember 12. - 2019. szeptember 14.

1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/A • Kari tanácsterem

09/12 - 09/14

2019. szeptember 12. - 2019. szeptember 14.

1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/A • Kari tanácsterem

Following the successes of the Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech workshop in Berkeley (1999) and the DiSS workshops in Edinburgh (2001), Göteborg (2003), Aix-en-Provence (2005), Tokyo (2010), Stockholm (2013), Edinburgh (2015) and Stockholm (2017), we are proud to announce DiSS 2019, to be held at the ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, in September 2019. The workshop is a satellite event of INTERSPEECH 2019.

What is most often called disfluency– i.e. pauses, hesitations, prolongations, truncations, repetitions, self‑repairs and similar – in normal spontaneous speech presents challenges for researchers in many different fields, ranging from speech production and perception in psychology, to conversational analysis and automatic speech recognition in speech technology.


Day 1 • September 12

10:00–10:15 Welcome session


• Session Chair: Robert Eklund

10:15–11:00 Invited Speaker 1: Helena Moniz: Processing disfluencies in distinct speaking styles: idiosyncrasies and transversality

Theme: Production models 1

11:00–11:30 Kikuo Maekawa: Five pieces of evidence suggesting large lookahead in spontaneous monologue

11:30–12:00 Simon Betz & Loulou Kosmala: Fill the silence! Basics for modelling hesitation

12:00–12:30 Hong Zhang: Variation in the choice of filled pause: A language change, or a variation in meaning?

12:30–14:00 Lunch (included in the registration fee)


Theme: Production and perception

• Session Chair: Judit Kormos

14:00–14:30 Ralph L. Rose: The structural signalling effect of silent and filled pauses

14:30–15:00 Iulia Grosman, Anne Catherine Simon, & Liesbeth Degand: Empathetic hearers perceive repetitions as less disfluent, especially in non-broadcast situations

15:00–15:30 Dorottya Gyarmathy & Viktória Horváth: Pausing strategies with regard to speech style

15:30–16:00 Coffee (included in the registration fee)

Theme: Applied linguistics (second language acquisition and speech technology)

• Session Chair: Mária Gósy

16:00–16:30 Shungo Suzuki & Judit Kormos: The effects of read-aloud assistance on second language oral fluency in text summary speech

16:30–17:00 Kata Baditzné Pálvölgyi: Hesitation patterns in the Spanish spontaneous speech of Hungarian learners of Spanish

17:00–17:30 Charlotte Bellinghausen, Thomas Fangmeier, Bernhard Schröder, Johanna Keller, Susanne Drechsel, Peter Birkholz, Ludger Tebartz van Elst, Andreas Riedel: On the role of disfluent speech for uncertainty in articulatory speech synthesis

18:00 Welcome Drink (included in the registration fee)

Day 2 • September 13


• Session Chair: Kikuo Maekawa

10:00–10:45 Invited Speaker 2: Mária Gósy: Halt command in word retrieval

Theme: Production models 2

10:45–11:15 Michiko Watanabe, Yusaku Korematsu, & Yuma Shirahata: “Uh” is preferred by male speakers in informal presentations in American English

11:15–11:45 Vered Silber-Varod, Mária Gósy, & Robert Eklund: Segment prolongation in Hebrew

11:45–12:15 Thanaporn Anansiripinyo & Chutamanee Onsuwan: Acoustic-phonetic characteristics of Thai filled pauses in monologues

12:15–14:00 Lunch (included in the registration fee)


Theme: Age specific characteristics of disfluencies

• Session Chair: Michiko Watanabe

14:00–14:30 Linda Taschenberger, Outi Tuomainen, & Valerie Hazan: Disfluencies in spontaneous speech in easy and adverse communicative situations: the effect of age

14:30–15:00 Valéria Krepsz: Vowel lengthening – Effect of position, age, and phonological quantity

15:00–15:30 Mária Laczkó: Temporal characteristics of teenagers’s spontaneous speech and topic based narratives produced during school lessons

15:30–16:00 Borbála Keszler & Judit Bóna: Pausing and disfluencies in elderly speech: Longitudinal case studies

16:00–16:30 Coffee (included in the registration fee)

Theme: Applied linguistics (interpreting and clinical linguistics)

• Session Chair: Ágnes Jordanidisz

16:30–17:00 Mária Bakti: Error type disfluencies in consecutively interpreted and spontaneous monolingual Hungarian speech

17:00–17:30 Johanna Pap: Effects of speech rate changes on pausing and disfluencies in cluttering

17:30–18:00 Julianna Jankovics & Luca Garai: Disfluencies in mildly intellectually disabled young adults’ spontaneous speech

19:00 Sightseeing and dinner (additional fee)

Special Day • September 14


• Session Chair: Vered Silber-Varod

9:30–10:15 Invited Speaker 3: Melissa A. Redford: Implications of a developmental approach for understanding spoken language production

10:15–10:45 Ivana Didirkova, Christelle Dodane, & Sascha Diwersy: The role of disfluencies in language acquisition and development of syntactic complexity in children

10:45–11:15 Viktória Horváth & Valéria Krepsz: Filled pauses in children’s spontaneous speech – aspects from timing and complexity

11:15–11:45 Mária Gósy: Filler words in children’s and adults’ spontaneous speech

12:00–13:30 Lunch (included in the registration fee)


• Session Chair: Ralph L. Rose

13:30–14:00 Yi-Fen Liu & Shu-Chuan Tseng: Word Use and Word-level Reduction in Story-telling Speech of Chinese-speaking Hearing and Hearing-impaired Children

14:00–14:30 Alexandra Markó, Tamás Gábor Csapó, Márton Bartók, Tekla Etelka Gráczi, & Andrea Deme:Patterns of lingual CV coarticulation in Hungarian children’s speech: The case of stops

14:30–15:00 Mária Laczkó: Characteristics of disfluences in teenagers’ spontaneous speech and topic based narratives created during school lessons

15:00–15:30 Coffee (included in the registration fee)

• Session Chair: Viktória Horváth

15:30–16:00 Judit Bóna: Self-monitoring in children’s speech

16:00–16:30 Tímea Vakula & Éva Szennay: Speech rate and pausing in schoolchildren’s speech

16:30–17:00 Ágnes Jordanidisz, Orsolya Mihály, & Judit Bóna: Temporal aspects of disfluencies in picture-elicited story telling before and after intervention during the dynamic assessment of children’s narrative skills

17:00–17:10 Closing session