Several years ago, I came to this list for information about early
recordings of disfluent speaking -- "uh" and "um," hemming and
hawing, restarted sentences, etc.
I'm pleased to announce that my book, Um...: Slips, Stumbles, and
Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean, will be published in August by
Pantheon. Um... reviews the natural history of slips of the tongue
and speech disfluencies, why they occur, and what they say about us.
You can read more about the book at
Thanks to members of the list for their interest and assistance and
for facilitating my research.