How frequent are interjections?

The occurrence of interjections in 10-min excerpts of informal dyadic conversations in six spoken languages. Every panel shows the turns of a dyadic exchange; colored dots indicate turns that belong to the top 10 most common one-word standalone turn formats in the language. These excerpts cannot support strong comparative or typological inferences; they are only meant to give an impression of the prevalence of interjections across unrelated languages.

Dingemanse, M. (2024). Interjections at the heart of language. Annual Review of Linguistics, 10, 257–277. doi: 10.1146/annurev-linguistics-031422-124743 PDF