Announcement: Opening of the FPRC bibliography
The slogan of the Filled Pause Research Center (see header at top of this page) is "Investigating um and uh and other hesitation phenomena". In keeping with this slogan, the FPRC will maintain (a bibliography)[/biblio] of books, articles, conference presentations and papers, and other documents related to the study of disfluency. The goal is to add citation information, abstracts, and links to where users can download original documents in a database that is indexed and fully searchable. Of course, at first, I expect there will be a number of gaps, some which are perhaps sizable. Over time, though, I hope to close those gaps, perhaps with the kind and generous assistance of users of the bibliography. I doubt it will ever be fully comprehensive, but if the point can be reached wherein this is the go-to place to begin one's research in disfluency-related phenomena, then I will be quite satisfied.
My motivation for starting this service stems from my own difficulty in locating articles on the topics of my interest in this area. Filled pause research alone has been widely dispersed across many disciplines and over many decades. There is no single journal on may consult to keep abreast of the latest developments. There isn't even a single conference that would do the job (though Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech--DiSS--is closest to fitting that bill. I hope that the bibliiography will make it easier for new researchers to get started in the field more quickly than I did. I hope it may even help advanced researchers in the field discover some work that they hadn't known about so far.
Furthermore, I also hope to make it easier to handle citation and reference information. There are links provided to download the reference data for selected items in several formats (bibtex, endnote, etc.), or even jump to a Google Scholar search based on a particular item. If you wish, you can even download the citation data for the whole bibliography at once. Then you can plug it into some alternative tool that you may prefer.
At the moment of this initial release, the bibliography contains over 200 citations. More are forthcoming over the next few days and weeks. In particular, you might notice that the DiSS proceedings are not yet listed. I'm still tidying up the data, but will upload it soon. When done there will be over 350 citations. You can keep track of newly added citations by subscribing to the rss news feed.
If you know of other items that really should be listed in the bibliography, please let me know via the Contact form. I would really appreciate the assistance of other filled pause/hesitation phenomena/disfluency researchers.