Fillers, Pauses and Placeholders

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| Utrecht University & University of Jena
| University of North Carolina - Charlotte
| University of Canterbury
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Fillers are items that speakers insert in spontaneous speech as a repair strategy. Types of fillers include hesitation markers and placeholders. Both are used to fill pauses that arise during planning problems or in lexical retrieval failure. However, while hesitation markers may not bear any resemblance to lexical items they replace, placeholders typically share some morphosyntactic properties with the target form. Additionally, fillers can function as a pragmatic tool, in order to replace lexical items that the speaker wants to avoid mentioning for some reason. The present volume is the first collection on the topic of fillers and will be a useful reference work for future investigations on the topic. It consists of typological surveys and in-depth studies exploring the form and use of fillers across languages and sections of different populations, including cognitively impaired speakers. The volume will be interesting to typologists and linguists working in discourse studies.
[Typological Studies in Language, 93]  2010.  vii, 224 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Introduction
Barbara A. Fox
1–10
Parameters for typological variation of placeholders
Vera I. Podlesskaya
11–32
A cross-linguistic exploration of demonstratives in interaction: With particular reference to the context of word-formulation trouble
Makoto Hayashi and Kyung-Eun Yoon
33–66
Placeholder verbs in Modern Georgian
Nino Amiridze
67–94
From interrogatives to placeholders in Udi and Agul spontaneous narratives
Dmitry Ganenkov, Yury Lander and Timur A. Maisak
95–118
Fillers and placeholders in Nahavaq
Laura Dimock
119–138
The interactional profile of a placeholder: The Estonian demonstrative see
Leelo Keevallik
139–172
Fillers and their relevance in describing Sliammon Salish
Honoré Watanabe
173–188
Pauses, fillers, placeholders and formulaicity in Alzheimer’s discourse: Gluing relationships as impairment increases
Boyd Davis and Margaret Maclagan
189–216
Language index
217
Name index
219–220
Subject index
221–224
“This book not only provides breadth in the variety of languages discussed across the chapters, but several of the chapters also provide typological surveys of ways that particular placeholders behave across larger sets of languages via corpora, elicitations, and reports from the literature. Thus, this volume's findings will be a valuable recourse for typologists. The volume is of value, as well, to linguists working on discourse structuring.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010028103