An analysis of false starts
This paper considers the various environments in which false starts may be found (turn control, same turn repair and other disfluencies). It is argued that false starts represent disfluencies at many different levels of discourse. Furthermore, false starts occur for a number of different reasons, and serve a number of different functions. This leads to a typology of false starts. As there are several distinct kinds of false starts that can be distinguished, a new set of notational devices for these distinct types of false starts is proposed.