Conversational gaze in light and darkness
2012 (English)In: Proceedings from Fonetik 2012 / [ed] Eriksson, Anders; Abelin, Åsa, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg: Gothenburg, Sweden , 2012, 57-60 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The way we use our gaze in face-to-face inter- action is an important part of our social behav- ior. This exploratory study investigates the re- lationship between mutual gaze and joint si- lences and overlaps, where speaker changes and backchannels often occur. Seven dyadic conversations between two persons were rec- orded in a studio. Gaze patterns were annotat- ed in ELAN to find instances of mutual gaze. Part of the study was conducted in total dark- ness as a way to observe what happens to our gaze-patterns when we cannot see our interloc- utor, although the physical face-to-face condi- tion is upheld. The results show a difference in the frequency of mutual gaze in conversation in light and darkness.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg: Gothenburg, Sweden , 2012. 57-60 p.
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79036OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-79036DiVA: diva2:546623
ProjectsSamtalets rytm/Rhythm of conversation
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2009-1766