Listeners' uses ofum anduh in speech comprehension
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- Fox Tree, J.E. Memory & Cognition (2001) 29: 320. doi:10.3758/BF03194926
Despite their frequency in conversational talk, little is known about howums anduhs affect listeners' on-line processing of spontaneous speech. Two studies ofums anduhs in English and Dutch reveal that hearing anuh has a beneficial effect on listeners' ability to recognize words in upcoming speech, but that hearing anum has neither a beneficial nor a detrimental effect. The results suggest thatum anduh are different from one another and support the hypothesis thatuh is a signal of short upcoming delay andum is a signal of a long upcoming delay.