A virtual visit to BB lab for presentation and discussion

16/10/2020, 16:00, Zoom ID: 273 390 0675 [link]

We are glad to invite you to the first HILL seminar in this academic year. We are all invited to Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab meeting where we are going to strike the discussion about the results of our Early semantic development: Linking language development to emerging participation in social events project related also to Developmentally informed agent-based modeling of symbolic constraints in interaction project. Please see the abstract of our talk below.

Rooting language acquisition in interpersonal synchrony

Katharina J. Rohlfing, Iris Nomikou, Giuseppe Leonardi, and Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi

Commonly, the problem of learning a word is presented in an intrapersonal way: a child has to follow adult’s attention, and – once the referent is perceived – to map it onto a word. In this presentation, we will present an alternative and interpersonal approach (Rohlfing et al., 2016; Raczaszek-Leonardi et al., 2018): Word learning is not only a matter of the learner; instead, it is a joint and collaborative endeavor. This view affords not only a change of theoretically conceptualizing word learning but also a change of methods. Departing from our theoretical view, we provide examples of interpersonal synchrony, and thus joint collaborative endeavor, that can be measured in gaze (Nomikou et al., 2017) and verbal vocalizations (Leonardi et al., 2016). Whereas so far interpersonal synchrony was investigated mostly as unimodal, it should be considered as a multimodal phenomenon (Rohlfing et al., 2019). Analyzing a corpus of mother-child dyads and applying Cross Recurrence Quantification Analysis and frequent pattern mining, solutions to the assessment of human sequential behavior will be presented with respect to the questions of (i) how multimodal turn-taking spreads across different modalities, (ii) how it is co-constructed with a partner, and - in the long term - (iii) how language system emerges from interpersonal patterns.

The seminar will take place on Zoom. Plase join from computer or mobile: https://iu.zoom.us/j/2733900675
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