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Title Quantitative Analysis of Gazes and Grounding Acts in L1 and L2 Conversations
Authors Ichiro Umata, Koki Ijuin, Mitsuru Ishida, Moe Takeuchi and Seiichi Yamamoto
Abstract The listener’s gazing activities during utterances were analyzed in a face-to-face three-party conversation setting. The function of each utterance was categorized according to the Grounding Acts defined by Traum (Traum, 1994) so that gazes during utterances could be analyzed from the viewpoint of grounding in communication (Clark, 1996). Quantitative analysis showed that the listeners were gazing at the speakers more in the second language (L2) conversation than in the native language (L1) conversation during the utterances that added new pieces of information, suggesting that they are using visual information to compensate for their lack of linguistic proficiency in L2 conversation.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Multilinguality, Discourse Annotation, Representation and Processing
Full paper Quantitative Analysis of Gazes and Grounding Acts in L1 and L2 Conversations
Bibtex @InProceedings{UMATA16.1226,
  author = {Ichiro Umata and Koki Ijuin and Mitsuru Ishida and Moe Takeuchi and Seiichi Yamamoto},
  title = {Quantitative Analysis of Gazes and Grounding Acts in L1 and L2 Conversations},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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