Multimodal interaction in your field site: A preliminary investigation
Enfield, N. J., De Ruiter, J. P., Levinson, S. C., & Stivers, T.
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
(pp. 10-16). Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. doi:10.17617/2.877638.
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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