disfluency

Wait, what? A written text can be disfluent, too?

I recently read an article entitled, "Disfluency disrupts the confirmation bias" (Hernandez, I., & Preston J. L. (2013). Disfluency disrupts the confirmation bias. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 49(1), p. 178-182.) which is a rather interesting look at how confirmation bias—the tendency to give greater credibility to evidence that comports with one's already held beliefs—can be dampened by presenting information to people in a disfluent manner. I was interested in the article for obvious reasons (yay, disfluency!) and quickly added it to my Kindle for reading during my next walk to and from campus.  However, I got about one or two pages in before I realized something: The article is not about speech disfluency, but rather text disfluency.

Individual and Group Variation in Disfluency Features: A Cross-Accent Investigation

McDougall, K., Duckworth M., & Hudson T. (2015). Individual and Group Variation in Disfluency Features: A Cross-Accent Investigation. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2015), p. 0308.1-5. the University of Glasgow: Glasgow, UK.

Phonetic Evidence for Two Types of Disfluency

Li, J., & Tilsen S. (2015). Phonetic Evidence for Two Types of Disfluency. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2015), p. 0766.1-5. the University of Glasgow: Glasgow, UK.
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