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Empty Pause

Symbol <P>

Empty pauses can be defined as temporary, unfilled gaps in speech. They can be overlayed by a speaker interference (see 3.2.25), but cannot overlay actively. Just as with the filled pause labels punctuation marks always come first. Empty pauses at the beginning or at the end of a turn are not transcribed.

w001_ptd_001_AAA: hallo , <P> kannst du mir bitte sagen wo ich
das Schlo"s in <P> ~Heidelberg finde .
In the of event of an extremly long empty pause the label <PP> may be used.

Susen Rabold