Interaction phonology – a temporal co-ordination component enabling representational alignment within a model of communication
2013 (English)In: Alignment in Communication: Towards a New Theory of Communication / [ed] Wachsmuth, Ipke, Ruiter, Jan de, Jaecks, Petra, Kopp, Stefan, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013, Vol. 6, 109-132 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)Text
This chapter contrasts mechanisms and models of temporal co-ordination with models of representational alignment. We argue that alignment of linguistic representations needs a logistic component explaining the underlying co-ordinative processes between interlocutors in time, yielding a more profound understanding of how information exchange is managed. The processes and structures subject to this logistic component – or Interaction Phonology – must rely on the rhythmic-phonological structure of individual languages. In this way, interlocutors are able to guide their attention to relevant phonetic detail and to attune to the fine-grained organization underlying the linguistic structure encoded in the incoming speech signal. It is furthermore argued that dynamically entraining oscillators provide testable formal models of such a temporal co-ordination between interlocutors’ speech productions and perceptions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013. Vol. 6, 109-132 p.
General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185475ISBN: 978 90 272 0460 8 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-185475DiVA: diva2:1082808
QC 201703202017-03-172017-03-172017-03-20Bibliographically approved