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Beattie, Geoffrey W. 1980. Encoding units in spontaneous speech: Some implications for the dynamics of conversation. In Dechert, Hans W. and Manfred Raupach, eds. Temporal variables in speech: Studies in honour of Frieda Goldman-Eisler. Mouton. pp. 131–143.
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An attempt to elucidate the nature of the units of encoding in spontaneous speech by analyzing the hesitation structure of utterances and the gaze direction in conversation; implications of those units for the regulation of conversation are also explored.