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dc.contributor.authorGalati, Alexiaen
dc.contributor.authorPanagiotou, E.en
dc.contributor.authorTenbrink, T.en
dc.contributor.authorAvraamides, Marios N.en
dc.creatorGalati, Alexiaen
dc.creatorPanagiotou, E.en
dc.creatorTenbrink, T.en
dc.creatorAvraamides, Marios N.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T10:21:43Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T10:21:43Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://gnosis.library.ucy.ac.cy/handle/7/37290
dc.description.abstractWhen speakers coordinate with one another, they have available a range of alternatives for conceptualizing and describing spatial relationships. To understand the features of successful communication in collaborative spatial tasks, it is important to identify factors that shape speakers’ linguistic choices and evaluate them in relation to task success. In this article we examine how description strategies—in particular, references to global versus local conceptualizations of spatial relationships—change over time, how the use of these strategies is related to both contextual cues and the partner’s feedback, and finally how these factors affect communicative success in terms of efficiency and accuracy in the task. In the dialogue task we used, Directors described from memory a spatial layout with intrinsic properties to a Matcher who reconstructed it based on those descriptions. We found that global description strategies and feedback from the Matcher that contributed to grounding (such as recaps) predicted better task performance, whereas local description strategies and queries from the Matcher predicted poorer performance. Importantly, the strategy adopted by pairs early in the dialogue predicted their ultimate accuracy in reconstructing the layout. This work underscores that to unpack the complex factors that contribute to successful communication, it is important to consider not only the linguistic strategies that speakers use, but also how these unfold over time and are shaped by interactive processes, such as those reflected by the partner’s feedback. © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLCen
dc.sourceDiscourse Processesen
dc.source.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85015699293&doi=10.1080%2f0163853X.2017.1293482&partnerID=40&md5=47b82f66b3fe1b76f74068b4b9138941
dc.titleDynamic Strategy Selection in Collaborative Spatial Tasksen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0163853X.2017.1293482
dc.description.startingpage1
dc.description.endingpage23
dc.author.facultyΣχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και Επιστημών Αγωγής / Faculty of Social Sciences and Education
dc.author.departmentΤμήμα Ψυχολογίας / Department of Psychology
dc.type.uhtypeArticleen
dc.description.notesArticle in Pressen
dc.source.abbreviationDiscourse Processesen
dc.source.otherScopusen
dc.contributor.orcidAvraamides, Marios N. [0000-0002-0049-8553]


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