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Overlaps in Maltese Conversational and Task-Oriented Dialogues

Patrizia Paggio
University of Malta, Malta / University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Alexandra Vella
University of Malta, Malta

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

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 101:7, s. 55-64

NEALT Proceedings Series 21:7, s. 55-64

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Publicerad: 2014-06-24

ISBN: 978-91-7519-266-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)

Abstract

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.

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

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