The Stockholm Babylab Multimodal Approach: Modelling Infant Language Acquisition Longitudinally from Parent-Child Interaction
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Multimodal Corpora (MMC2013), September, 2013, Edinburgh, UK., 2013Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Auditory communicative interaction is in general best analyzed with the help of simultaneously recorded visual information about discourse objects and the positioning of interlocutors in space. Access to visual information is even more important in parent-child interaction since this type of communica-tion is largely based on use of contextual gestures, gaze and imitation. The un-derstanding of parent-child interaction benefits further from information on brain activation involved in speech processing. This paper introduces the Stockholm Babylab approach to study multimodal language learning in typi-cally developing infants and young children. Our effort is to build a multimodal corpus that incorporates EEG (electroencephalography) data in the model. Ap-plication fields are social signal processing (SSP), improvement of diagnosis of late or atypical language development, and further development of habilitation methods for individuals with neurocognitive and language deficits.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
multimodal corpora, language acquisition, parent child interaction
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Phonetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99527OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-99527DiVA: diva2:687200
The 9th Workshop on Multimodal Corpora (MMC2013), September, 2013, Edinburgh, UK.
ProjectsModelling parent-child interaction (MINT) Marcus och Amalia Wallenberg
FunderMarcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, MAW 2011.007