disfluent


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disfluent

(dɪsˈfluːənt)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) lacking fluency in speech
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Specifically, we examined whether or not presenting promotional information in a disfluent format can, in fact, elicit positive consumer responses, especially when consumers infer that the duration of the discount is long or the frequency of the discount is high.
115) Also, Hernandez and Preston's online study showed that mock jurors who were exposed to either positive or negative information about a defendant rendered verdicts in line with that information when materials were presented in a fluent format (visually easier to read), but not when presented in a disfluent format (visually harder to read).
Preference for fluent versus disfluent work schedules.
Disfluent speech characteristics of monolingual Spanish-speaking children.
Young children's (3-5 year old) perceptions of a disfluent speaker.
Lingering effects of disfluent material on the comprehension of garden path sentences.
That infants listen to and learn from overheard speech is supported by the recent report that infants around 2 years of age are able to distinguish fluent, well-formed utterances from disfluent utterances in adult-directed speech (Soderstrom & Morgan, 2007).
Our method, given a possibly disfluent utterance, is to produce only a partial parse with whatever can be made sense of, similar to other robotic systems we have described.
Among their topics are genetics and language, disfluent speech characteristics of monolingual Spanish speaking children, stuttering in English-Mandarin bilinguals in Singapore, and clinical updates and applications for treating bilingual stuttering in early childhood.
So if something is hard to see or hear, it feels disfluent.
Disfluent speech in patients with partial epilepsy: beneficial effect of levetiracetam.