Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Mark Dingemanse

Topic — interaction (13 entries)

Social Action Formulation – A ’10-Minutes’ Task

Human actions in the social world – like greeting, requesting, complaining, accusing, asking, confirming, etc. – are recognised through the interpretation of signs. Language is where much of the actionMore →

Metalanguage for Speech Acts

People of all cultures have some degree of concern with categorizing types of communicative social action. All languages have words with meanings like speak, say, talk, complain, curse, promise, accuse,More →

Ethnography of Pointing – Field Worker’s Guide

Pointing gestures are recognised to be a primary manifestation of human social cognition and communicative capacity. The goal of this task is to collect empirical descriptions of pointing practices inMore →