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September 08, 2003


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Hi. I am trying to find the study that found the use of uh and ums resulted in a better processing of those listening. If you know it can you please send me a link or the title of it. Thanks

Earl Mardle

Diana, try this for Jean fox tree's page at UC Santa Cruz. The paper is "Using uh and um in spontaneous speaking"

On the other hand, why do you want to find it? Enlighten me

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