Search for dissertations about: "verbal interaction"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 88 swedish dissertations containing the words verbal interaction.

  1. 1. Moments on a City Bus : Micro-sociology of Non-verbal Interaction in Urban Bus-riding

    Author : Magdalena Vieira; Sandra Torres; Elin Thunman; Philip Lalander; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; public places; mundane; non-verbal interaction; interaction moments; gestures; homogeneous heterogeneous interaction; micro-sociology; Goffman; bus-riding; riders; time; space; bodies; interaction norms; structured participant observation; fieldnotes; territories; involvement; rituals; Sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : This thesis seeks to contribute to research on social interaction in public (and semi-public) places in general, and research on non-verbal mundane interaction in these places in particular. By paying empirical attention to the non-verbal interaction that takes place in the context of riding a city bus – which is a contained and time-limited form of social activity – this thesis explores the theoretically rich source of information about mundane interaction that this specific social activity offers. READ MORE

  2. 2. Children in the Radiology Department : a study of anxiety, pain, distress and verbal interaction

    Author : Berit Björkman; Karin Enskär; Kerstin Öhrling; Jönköping University; []
    Keywords : Children; radiography; experiences; anxiety; pain; distress; verbal interaction; examination;

    Abstract : This dissertation focuses on children’s experiences of going through an acute radiographic examination due to a suspected fracture. The findings from interviews with children aged 3-15 years showed anxiety, pain and distress to be a concern in conjunction with an examination (Paper I). READ MORE

  3. 3. Dialogue and Shared Knowledge : How Verbal Interaction Renders Mental States Socially Observable

    Author : Wendelin Reich; Tom R. Burns; Ruth Wodak; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Sociology; cognitive sociology; microsociology; social theory; social interaction; dialogue; shared knowledge; observability; inference; constraint; expectability; Grice; Sociologi; Sociology; Sociologi;

    Abstract : This dissertation presents a new theoretical solution to the sociological problem of observability: the question of the extent to which and by what means individuals "observe" or infer mental states of other individuals, thereby sharing knowledge with them. The answer offered here states that the social situation of dialogue permits a speaker to use utterances to compel a hearer to generate specific and expectable assumptions about some of the speaker's intentions and beliefs. READ MORE

  4. 4. Developing and evaluating co-speech gesture-synthesis models for embodied conversational agents

    Author : Taras Kucherenko; Hedvig Kjellström; Gustav Eje Henter; Iolanda Leite; Jonas Beskow; Stefan Kopp; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Human-agent interaction; gesture generation; social robotics; conversational agents; non-verbal behavior; deep learning; machine learning; Computer Science; Datalogi;

    Abstract :  A  large part of our communication is non-verbal:   humans use non-verbal behaviors to express various aspects of our state or intent.  Embodied artificial agents, such as virtual avatars or robots, should also use non-verbal behavior for efficient and pleasant interaction. READ MORE

  5. 5. Social interaction and identification among adolescents in multilingual suburban Sweden : A study of institutional order and sociocultural change

    Author : Charlotte Haglund; Kenneth Hyltenstam; Monica Heller; Annick Sjögren; Shirley Brice Heath; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; interaction; identity; multilingualism; institutional order; social change; critical ethnography; school; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis is based on an ethnographic fieldwork among a group of adolescents in and out of school in suburban Sweden. The adolescents share the diasporic experience of living outside of the countries or nations of origin, experiencing marginalization in relation to majority society and concurrently being part of global, national and local transformations and changes. READ MORE