Judgments we make about how similar or different events are to each other can reveal the features we find useful in classifying the world. This task is designed to investigate how speakers of different languages classify events, and to examine how linguistic and gestural encoding relates to non-linguistic classification. Specifically, the task investigates whether speakers judge two events to be similar on the basis of (a) the path versus manner of motion, (b) sub-events versus larger complex events, (c) participant identity versus event identity, and (d) different participant roles. In the task, participants are asked to make similarity judgments concerning sets of 2D animation clips.
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- Bohnemeyer, Jürgen, Sonja Eisenbeiss & Bhuvana Narasimhan. 2001. Event triads. In Stephen C. Levinson & N.J. Enfield (eds.), Manual for the field season 2001, 100-114. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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