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Adaptors and the Turn-Taking Mechanism: The Distribution of Adaptors Relative to Turn Borders in Dyadic Conversation

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dc.contributor.author Żywiczyński, Przemysław
dc.contributor.author Orzechowski, Sylwester
dc.contributor.author Wacewicz, Sławomir
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T06:26:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T06:26:03Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.identifier.citation Interaction Studies, 18:2
dc.identifier.issn 1572-0373
dc.identifier.other 10.1075/is.18.2.07zyw
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/4435
dc.description.abstract Turn-taking – the coordinated and efficient transition between the roles of sender and receiver in communication – is a fundamental property of conversational interaction. The turn-taking mechanism depends on a variety of linguistic factors related to syntax, semantics and prosody, which have recently been subject to vigorous research. This contrasts with the relative lack of studies on the role of non-verbal visual signals and cues in effecting turn-transitions. In this paper, we consider the relation between this phenomenon and adaptors: a class of non-verbal behaviors prototypically involving touching one’s own body or manipulating external objects. We recorded 10 semi-scripted conversations between a total of 12 subjects and annotated the material for discrete adaptors and turn borders. We found that participants produced discrete adaptors significantly more frequently close to floor transfers (turn borders). Our result goes against the long-standing tradition of interpreting adaptors as unrelated to speech and, more generally, communicative interaction.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by grant UMO-2012/07/E/HS2/00671 from the Polish National Science Centre.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher John Bejnamins
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/pl/
dc.subject turn-taking
dc.subject adaptors
dc.subject self touches
dc.subject object manipulators
dc.subject displacement activities
dc.subject language evolution
dc.subject interaction engine
dc.subject conversation
dc.title Adaptors and the Turn-Taking Mechanism: The Distribution of Adaptors Relative to Turn Borders in Dyadic Conversation
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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