1 -- June 13, 9:45AM
Utterance: Jiejie, uh, Guoguo
Analysis: Semantically mediated lexical substitution
Note: Jiejie is a nickname for our older daughter. Guoguo is the younger girl's name.
Below are several more examples, laid out as rows in a table, but containing the same information as the entry above.
I began collecting my own errors at around 4:00 PM, Thursday, June 8, 2006. Here is a sampling of what I got a few days later, June 13th starting at 9:00 AM to be precise. Don't be intimidated: I do make lots of speech errors so it looks like a pretty busy morning! Your mileage may vary. And yes, I was talking about speech errors alot that morning! It's like that some days at our house.
|1||June 13, 9:45AM||Jiejie, uh, Guoguo||Guoguo||Semantically mediated lexical substitution||Jiejie is a nickname for our older daughter. Guoguo is the younger girl's name.|
|2||June 13, 9:46AM||Oh, my spirst speech error of the day!||First||The sp cluster from 'speech' was anticipated,replacing the /f/. The rest of the word was fine.||Alas! This was irritating!|
|3||June 13, 9:50 AM||If you want to waste your morning in that kind of bost post modern way...||most post modern way.||Another anticipation: there's no /b/ to be anticipated, but the /p/ is similar to a /p/. We'd technically call this a 'feature' error. There aren't many of these... aren't you proud to know me?||FWIW: I was trying to be cute, talking to my spouse.|
|4||June 13, 9:55AM||I just feel so welcome here with my ...||I just feel so welcome here with your feet in my hair.||Words getting scrambled is a syntactic error.||A relaxed morning at the W-J family estates: one of my daughters was tickling me on the floor and putting her little feet in my hair.|
|5||June 13, 9:55AM||Ah! A speech errorer every five minutes.||A speech error every five minutes!||Extra 'er' sound perseverating.||OK, like I said, it was a crazy morning and your mileage may vary!|
|6||June 13, 10:00AM||I don't think she sinks it's funny.||thinks it's funny||Anticipation of the /s/|
|7||June 13, 10:10AM||That's what Claire wants.||That's what Guo wants.||Semantically mediated lexical error.||What *would* I do for speech errors without these children?|
|8||June 13, 10:25AM||OK, Guo...Claire||OK, Claire||More of the same!|
|9||June 13, 10:35AM||The elev...the helecopter is going up.||helecopter||More lexical errors. This one both semantically and phonologically mediated. Both are machines that go up. Compare the sounds of the two words: same number of syllables, both have stress on the first syllable, and they have many of the same vowel and consonant sounds.||Thanks to Mr. Rogers for this one. We were watching him and Mr. McFeely take off in a helecopter. I was narrating.|
|10||June 13, 11:35AM||A lot of little jars in the refrigerator||bottles||Semantically mediated lexical slip||For once not involving my children!|
|11||June 1, 11:45AM||Gu... Claire do you want something to eat?||Claire|
And then, I sat down at the computer and nobody much talked to be until 4:30 or so! No, it isn't like this all day. And, if this amount of recording scares you, remember that I am probably on the far end of the continuum in terms of number of errors per day. I range from a low of 13 to a high so far of 34.