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Next speakers plan word forms in overlap with the incoming turn: evidence from gaze-contingent switch task performance

  • To ensure short gaps between turns in conversation, next speakers regularly start planning their utterance in overlap with the incoming turn. Three experiments investigate which stages of utterance planning are executed in overlap. E1 establishes effects of associative and phonological relatedness of pictures and words in a switch-task from picture naming to lexical decision. E2 focuses on effects of phonological relatedness and investigates potential shifts in the time-course of production planning during background speech. E3 required participants to verbally answer questions as a base task. In critical trials, however, participants switched to visual lexical decision just after they began planning their answer. The task-switch was time-locked to participants' gaze for response planning. Results show that word form encoding is done as early as possible and not postponed until the end of the incoming turn. Hence, planning a response during the incoming turn is executed at least until word form activation.

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Author:Mathias BarthelORCiD, Stephen C. LevinsonORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Language, Cognition and Neuroscience
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2020
Date of Publication (online):2022/04/19
Publishing Institution:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)
Tag:lexical decision; picture naming; speech planning; turn-taking; visual world paradigm
GND Keyword:Blick; Gespräch; Kognitive Linguistik; Konversationsanalyse; Phonologie; Sprecherwechsel
First Page:1183
Last Page:1202
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Linguistics-Classification:Pragmalinguistik / Kommunikationsforschung
Linguistics-Classification:Psycholinguistik / Kognitive Linguistik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International