Search for dissertations about: "communicative gestures"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the words communicative gestures.

  1. 1. Children's Vocabulary Development : The role of parental input, vocabulary composition and early communicative skills

    Author : Christine Cox Eriksson; Eva Berglund; Ulla Sundberg; Ulla Ek; Susan Ellis Weismer; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; child language; vocabulary development; parent-child interaction; parental input; vocabulary composition; CDI; SECDI; CLAN; grammar; lexical-grammar relationships; communicative gestures; Sweden; specialpedagogik; Special Education; Utbildning och lärande;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to examine the early vocabulary development of a sample of Swedish children in relation to parental input and early communicative skills. Three studies are situated in an overall description of early language development in children. READ MORE

  2. 2. Recognition and Generation of Communicative Signals : Modeling of Hand Gestures, Speech Activity and Eye-Gaze in Human-Machine Interaction

    Author : Kalin Stefanov; Jonas Beskow; Gerasimos Potamianos; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Nonverbal communication is essential for natural and effective face-to-face human-human interaction. It is the process of communicating through sending and receiving wordless (mostly visual, but also auditory) signals between people. Consequently, a natural and effective face-to-face human-machine interaction requires machines (e.g. READ MORE

  3. 3. Gesture as a Communication Strategy in Second Language Discourse : A Study of Learners of French and Swedish

    Author : Marianne Gullberg; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; second language acquisition; communication strategies; applied linguistics; gestures; Lingvistik; Linguistics; French; Swedish;

    Abstract : Gesture is always mentioned in descriptions of compensatory behaviour in second language discourse, yet it has never been adequately integrated into any theory of Communication Strategies (CSs). This study suggests a method for achieving such an integration. READ MORE

  4. 4. How hands shape the mind : The P400 as an index of manual actions and gesture perception

    Author : Marta Bakker; Gustaf Gredebäck; Amy Needham; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : goal-directed actions; action processing; EEG; ERP; P400; gestures; grasping; embodiment; social development; give-me gesture; dynamic system theory; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Being able to perform and understand actions is crucial for proper functioning in the social world. From birth, we use our bodies to act and to promote learning about ourselves, our environment and other people’s actions and intentions. Our mind is embodied; thus, our actions play a crucial role in cognitive and social development. READ MORE

  5. 5. Deaf children in communication : a study of communicative strategies used by deaf children in social interactions

    Author : Gunilla Preisler; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Deaf children; sign language; oral training; communicative strategies; child-child interaction; descriptive; video recordings; detailed analyses; nonverbal behavior; verbal behavior;

    Abstract : This is a descriptive study of communicative strategies used by fifteen deaf preschool children. Five of the children had early sign language experience (ESL), while ten had late sign language experience (LSL). Seven of the LSL children had been orally trained. READ MORE