Self-repairs in German children’s peer interaction – initial explorations

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Forty-nine self-repairs were extracted from a corpus of conversational speech of ten German children (mean age 5;1) with peers. The repairs were analysed using [1]’s classification and compared with his adult data. Children produced fewer appropriateness repairs than adults, but more covert repairs and more phonetic repairs. Like adults, children had a preference to interrupt themselves within-word only for error repairs. Unlike adults, children did not produce editing terms following interruptions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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