Questions tagged [filler]

For questions about fillers, i.e. non-words inserted into spoken language like huh or hmm.

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What are the fillers in the ICSI Meeting Recorder Dialog Act (MRDA) Corpus?

In the ICSI Meeting Recorder Dialog Act (MRDA) Corpus, which label(s) correspond to the Filler class? I have read a couple of article (e.g. (1)) saying there exist a widely applied classmap that ...
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What is the difference between a filler word and a discourse marker?

What is the difference between a filler and a discourse marker? There are words that seem fall into both categories. The Wikipedia article on the latter is sparse and lacks examples, but what it does ...
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How is filler conveyed in a gloss?

Fillers are used in many languages when the speaker signals that he or she is thinking but has not yet finished talking. Things in English like umm, er, uh etc. Is there something that can be put in ...
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Status of “Mmm” or “Hmm”

I would like to know whether nasally produced sounds like "Mmmm" or "Hmmm" constitute verbal or non-verbal language. Essentially I am a language testing professional, operating within very narrowly ...