Gesture correction in children

Kazuki Sekine*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Speakers sometimes modify their gestures during the process of production into disguised adaptors. Such disguised adaptors can be treated as evidence that speakers can monitor their gestures. This study investigated when disguised adaptors are produced in Japanese elementary school children. The results showed that children did not produce disguised adaptors until the age of 8. The emergence of disguised adaptors suggested that children start to monitor their gestures when they are 9 or 10 years old. Cultural influences and cognitive changes were considered as factors to influence emergence of disguised adaptors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages71-74
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, DiSS 2010 and the 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech, LPSS 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2010 Sep 252010 Sep 26

Conference

Conference5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, DiSS 2010 and the 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech, LPSS 2010
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period10/9/2510/9/26

Keywords

  • adaptors
  • speech error
  • spontaneous gestures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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