Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Simeon Floyd

Multimodal Interaction in Your Field Site: A Preliminary Investigation

Research on video- and audio-recordings of spontaneous naturally-occurring conversation in English has shown that conversation is a rule-guided, practice-oriented domain that can be investigated for its underlying mechanics or structure. Systematic study could yield something like a grammar for conversation. The goal of this task is to acquire a corpus of video-data, for investigating the underlying structure(s) of interaction cross-linguistically and cross-culturally.

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Enfield, N. J., Jan Peter de Ruiter, Stephen C. Levinson & Tanya Stivers. 2003. Multimodal interaction in your field site: a preliminary investigation. In N. J. Enfield (ed.), Field Research Manual 2003, part I: multimodal interaction, Space, event representation, 10-16. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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