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Feedback in Nordic First-Encounters: a Comparative Study
University of Gothenburg.
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2012 (English)In: Lrec 2012 - Eighth International Conference On Language Resources And Evaluation / [ed] Calzolari, N; Choukri, K; Declerck, T; et al., 2012, 2494-2499 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper compares how feedback is expressed via speech and head movements in comparable corpora of first encounters in three Nordic languages: Danish, Finnish and Swedish. The three corpora have been collected following common guidelines, and they have been annotated according to the same scheme in the NOMCO project. The results of the comparison show that in this data the most frequent feedback-related head movement is Nod in all three languages. Two types of Nods were distinguished in all corpora: Down-nods and Up-nods; the participants from the three countries use Down- and Up-nods with different frequency. In particular, Danes use Down-nods more frequently than Finns and Swedes, while Swedes use Up-nods more frequently than Finns and Danes. Finally, Finns use more often single Nods than repeated Nods, differing from the Swedish and Danish participants. The differences in the frequency of both Down-nods and Up-nods in the Danish, Finnish and Swedish interactions are interesting given that Nordic countries are not only geographically near, but are also considered to be very similar culturally. Finally, a comparison of feedback related words in the Danish and Swedish corpora shows that Swedes and Danes use common feedback words corresponding to yes and no with similar frequency.

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2012. 2494-2499 p.
Keyword [en]
comparable multimodal corpora; feedback-related head movements; multimodal annotation
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Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-24979ISBN: 978-2-9517408-7-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-24979DiVA: diva2:755219
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8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) Location: Istanbul, TURKEY Date: MAY 21-27, 2012
Available from: 2014-10-14 Created: 2014-10-13 Last updated: 2014-10-14Bibliographically approved

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