Article | Proceedings from the 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication University of Malta; Valletta; October 17-18; 2013 | Overlaps in Maltese Conversational and Task-Oriented Dialogues
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Title:
Overlaps in Maltese Conversational and Task-Oriented Dialogues
Author:
Patrizia Paggio: University of Malta, Malta / University of Copenhagen, Denmark Alexandra Vella: University of Malta, Malta
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Year:
2014
Conference:
Proceedings from the 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication University of Malta; Valletta; October 17-18; 2013
Issue:
101
Article no.:
007
Pages:
55-64
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2014-06-24
ISBN:
978-91-7519-266-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This paper deals with overlaps in spoken Maltese. Overlaps are studied in two different corpora recorded in different communicative situations. One is a multimodal corpus involving first acquaintance conversations; the other consists of Map Task dialogues. The results show that the number of overlaps is larger in the free conversations; where it varies depending on specific aspects of the interaction. They also show that overlaps in the MapTask dialogues tend to be longer; serving the function of establishing common understanding to achieve optimal task completion.

Keywords: Overlaps; MapTask dialogues; face-to-face conversations; Maltese

Proceedings from the 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication University of Malta; Valletta; October 17-18; 2013

Author:
Patrizia Paggio, Alexandra Vella
Title:
Overlaps in Maltese Conversational and Task-Oriented Dialogues
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Proceedings from the 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication University of Malta; Valletta; October 17-18; 2013

Author:
Patrizia Paggio, Alexandra Vella
Title:
Overlaps in Maltese Conversational and Task-Oriented Dialogues
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