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Title:
I am definitely certain of this! : Towards a multimodal repertoire of signals communicating a high degree of certainty
Author:
Laura Vincze: Dipartimento di Filosofia, Comunicazione e Spettacolo, Università Roma Tre, Italy Isabella Poggi: Dipartimento di Filosofia, Comunicazione e Spettacolo, Università Roma Tre, Italy
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2017
Conference:
Proceedings of the 4th European and 7th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication (MMSYM 2016), Copenhagen, 29-30 September 2016
Issue:
141
Article no.:
014
Pages:
102-110
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2017-09-21
ISBN:
978-91-7685-423-5
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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When talking to other people, speakers do not only communicate their beliefs but also their degree of commitment towards such beliefs, their ‚Äúepistemic stance‚ÄĚ, and they do so by means of both verbal and body markers.

The paper presents an analysis of the body markers that speakers use to convey high certainty and obviousness of the beliefs communicated while exposing detailed knowledge falling into their professional expertise to an audience of peer hearers. In a corpus of 42 video abstracts where doctors and medical researchers orally illustrate their scientific findings, two signals of high certainty (headshake and eye-closure) and two of obviousness (Palm Up Open Hand and shoulder shrug) are analysed from a semantic and cognitive point of view. The differences and relationships among these body markers and their verbal concomitant markers, along with their semantic nuances, are illustrated in depth.



Proceedings of the 4th European and 7th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication (MMSYM 2016), Copenhagen, 29-30 September 2016

Author:
Laura Vincze, Isabella Poggi
Title:
I am definitely certain of this! : Towards a multimodal repertoire of signals communicating a high degree of certainty
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Proceedings of the 4th European and 7th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication (MMSYM 2016), Copenhagen, 29-30 September 2016

Author:
Laura Vincze, Isabella Poggi
Title:
I am definitely certain of this! : Towards a multimodal repertoire of signals communicating a high degree of certainty
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