Disfluency in Speech

Disfluency in Speech

  • Submitted By: pari1987
  • Date Submitted: 02/18/2009 8:03 AM
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Disfluency Assignment

Disfluency is a break or interruption in normal speech. Depending on the

degree of disfluency involved, it may slip by without notice, or it’s hard for me to

understand. In my case, disfluency is combined with stuttering, which can make

someone almost unintelligible. It can also be very frustrating for the speaking.

Almost everyone uses disfluencies in their speech, for a variety of reasons, and

research of disfluencies has interested many linguists. Perhaps the most well-

known example of disfluency is a filler word. I usually catch disfluency words

when I repeat the sentence or words over and over. Mostly I use “um, like, or

ah” words when I’m in trouble or stressed out with some of things in my life.

I use these words in many situations especially at works. My job is to

assist customer compliance and tries to help them with their satisfaction. When

the customers come to buy any kind of product in stores, they have so many

questions before they even buy the product so, in order to reply the answer back

I try my best to speak straight up but some how this words always comes out of

my mouth. Most often, they make me so mad that even though I explain

everything about items that they want to know, they live at counter and walk ride

out to the door without saying thanks. To my opinion, most of the people use

these words when they are giving out slow speech. I think these words are

helpful that time by making speech longer.

Over the past two days, I got little changes/improvement in my

disfluency usage by listening really careful what I am speaking and what the

other person is talking back to me. I had been noticing words on each sentence

every time I talk to someone. It’s hard to make change because I talk fast and

sometimes it’s hard to repeat in my mind whatever I said. When I talk to my

friend about important thing like...

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