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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

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Title: The Structure of Multimodal Dialogue II
Written By: F. Neel
M. M Taylor
Description:

Most dialogues are multimodal. When people talk, they use not only their voices, but also facial expressions and other gestures, and perhaps even touch. When computers communicate with people, they use pictures and perhaps sounds, together with textual language, and when people communicate with computers, they are likely to use mouse "gestures" almost as much as words. How are such multimodal dialogues constructed? This is the main question addressed in this selection of papers of the second "Venaco Workshop", sponsored by the NATO Research Study Group RSG-10 on Automatic Speech Processing, and by the European
Speech Communication Association (ESCA).


Contributions by: J. Allwood; D. Hill; S. Selcon and R.M. Taylor; S. Oviatt; A. Murray; S. Candelaria de Ram; H. Bunt; D. Sadek; E. Bilange; D. Luzzati; A. Vilnat; R.J. Beun; J. Edwards and D. Sinclair; M. Tatham, K. Morton and E. Lewis; M. Maybury and J. Lee; J.C. Junqua; C. Cuxac; W. Edmondson; D. Teil and Y. Bellik; F. Gavignet, M. Guyomard and J. Siroux; G. Boudreau and C. McCann; J. Lee; B. Gaiffe, J.-M. Pierrel and L. Romary; M. Taylor and D. Waugh; A. Datta; M. Brooke and M. Tomlinson; C. Benont.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556197624
ISBN-13: 9781556197628
Prices: U.S. $ 189
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027221901
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Prices: NLG 250.00