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We study how people communicate with each other and how computer systems can be taught to communicate with us.

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TiCC Colloquium: Raquel Fernandez

What: Acquiring Language through Interaction
Where: CZ 8
When: Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 12:45 - 13:45 hours


Abstract

As any other type of joint action, conversation requires coordination in real time. In this talk, I will present a couple of studies that make use of corpus-based methods to investigate the patterns that shape coordination in conversations with children in the process of acquiring language. The results show that child-directed speech is locally fine-tuned to and contingent on the child's linguistic behaviour during the course of interaction and that the presence of implicit corrections contributes to language learning.

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When: 03 May 2017 12:45

End date: 03 May 2017 13:45