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[8 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Disfluency: The Art of Making Things Difficult

Speech disfluencies are any of various breaks, irregularities, or utterances that are often not consistent with any specific grammatical construction and occur within the flow of otherwise fluent speech. These include, for example, words and sentences that are cut off mid-utterance, phrases that are restarted or repeated, repeated syllables, grunts or unrecognizable utterances occurring as “fillers”, and “repaired” utterances.
In short, disfluency is a break in an otherwise consistent grammatical flow and, as such, is not desirable.
But how about visual disfluency?
Visual disfluency is a break …