Universals and cultural variation in turn-taking in conversation

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol/Iss. 106(26) National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C Published In Pages: 10587-10592
By Stivers, Tanya, Enfield, Nicholas J., Brown, Penelope, Englert, Christina, Hayashi, Makoto, Heinemann, Trine, Hoymann, Gertie, Rossano, Federico, De Ruiter, Jan Peter, Yoon, Kyung-Eun, Levinson, Stephen C.


Length of delays in conversational response time will be predicted by subjective perception of ideal length of response times (10590).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
2-sample t-testSupportedp < 0.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Perceived Mean Ideal Response TimeIndependentSpeech, Conversation
Mean Length of Response TimeDependentSpeech, Conversation