Gesture, Gaze, and Ground

  • David McNeill
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3869)


My emphasis in this paper is on floor control in multiparty discourse: the approach is psycholinguistic. This perspective includes turn management, turn exchange and coordination; how to recognize the dominant speaker even when he or she is not speaking, and a theory of all this. The data to be examined comprise a multimodal depiction of a 5-party meeting (a US Air Force war gaming session) and derive from a project carried out jointly with my engineering colleagues, Francis Quek and Mary Harper. See the Chen et al. paper in this volume for details of the recoding session.


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  • David McNeill
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  1. 1.University of ChicagoUSA

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