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

The Diff-Task: A Symmetrical Dyadic Multimodal Interaction Task

This task is a complement to the questionnaire ‘Multimodal interaction in your field site: a preliminary investigation’. The objective of the task is to obtain high quality video data on structured and symmetrical dyadic multimodal interaction. The features of interaction we are interested in include turn organization in speech and nonverbal behavior, eye-gaze behavior, use of composite signals (i.e. communicative units of speech-combined-with-gesture), and linguistic and other resources for ‘navigating’ interaction (e.g. words like okay, now, well, and um).

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Enfield, N. J. & Jan Peter de Ruiter. 2003. The diff-task: a symmetrical dyadic multimodal interaction task. In N. J. Enfield (ed.), Field Research Manual 2003, part I: multimodal interaction, Space, event representation, 17-21. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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