Question: Is the observed pause part of the segments? or is it between uttered segments? 

A pause can also occur between utterances and by analogy wouldn't a pause internal to an utterance be one 
between segments?

<u>..... <seg> ...</seg> <pause/> <seg>...</seg></u>

<seg> elements can take "prev" "next" and "part" attributes

> Dear List,
> time for me to delurk, as many issues about the future data-format of 
> our Corpus are already resolved but there are still some points we could 
> not yet find the best way around and the issues haven't been posted already.
> We use <seg> for the temporal alignment within <u> elements. Consider 
> the following made-up example:
> <u who="#S1">i'd like to tha<seg xml:id="ol_321">nk you for the many 
> years you've worked</seg> for our company</u>
> <u who="#S2"><seg synch="#ol_321">well, <pause dur="PT1S"/> you're 
> welcome</seg></u>
> This fails validation against the full TEI schema as well as against 
> schemas only containing the necessary elements. The offending part is, 
> by the way, the <pause/> in the second <u>. It is for some reason not 
> part of the possible content of the <seg>. It would of course be 
> possible to add the spoken-language specific features to the possible 
> content of <seg> or add <pause> and other spoken-language elements to a 
> model like model.phrase, such that they may be used within <seg> 
> elements. Another method we thought of would be to stick to <anchors>. 
> But then, why shouldn't a <seg> contain a <pause>? And if it shouldn't, 
> what could one do to circumvent this?
> Highly interested in your opinions,
> with kind regards,
> Stefan
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