Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Olivier le Guen

Building a Corpus of Multimodal Interaction in your Field Site

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., Stephen C. Levinson, Jan Peter de Ruiter & Tanya Stivers. 2004. Building a corpus of multimodal interaction in your field site. In Asifa Majid (ed.), Field Manual Volume 9, 32-36. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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