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Phonetic and functional features of lexicalized pauses in Italian

This research explores lexicalized filled pauses in Italian tourist guides’ speech, addressing the existing correlation between their formal, mainly phonetic, features and pragmatic functions. The study reveals that pauses’ F0 contour correlates with their main functions, allowing to distinguish pauses working as controlled focusing devices, from more explicitly unintentional hesitation pauses.

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