Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Tyko Dirksmeyer

Motionland Films (v. 2): Referential Communication Task with Motionland Stimulus

How do languages express ideas of movement, and how do they package different components of moving, such as manner and path? This task supports detailed investigation of motion descriptions. The specific study goals are: (a) the coding of “via” grounds (i.e., ground objects which the figure moves along, over, around, through, past, etc.); (b) the coding of direction changes; (c) the spontaneous segmentation of complex motion scenarios; and (d) the gestural representation of motion paths. The stimulus set is 5 simple 3D animations (7-17 seconds long) that show a ball rolling through a landscape. The task is a director-matcher task for two participants. The director describes the path of the ball in each clip to the matcher, who is asked to trace the path with a pen in a 2D picture.

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Bohnemeyer, Jürgen. 2001. Motionland films version 2: referential communication task with motionland stimulus. In Stephen C. Levinson & N.J. Enfield (eds.), Manual for the field season 2001, 97-99. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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Volume 2001 , filed under Event Representation.
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