Jachmann, Torsten; Drenhaus, Heiner; Staudte, Maria; Crocker, Matthew W.

(Dis-)confirmation of linguistic prediction by non-linguistic cues

24th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Berlin, 2018.

Gaze Cues in face-to-face interactions

  • Speakers‘ direct their gaze toward an object approximately 800ms before mentioning. (Griffin & Bock, 2000)
  • Previous studies showed that listeners utilize speakers‘ gaze to form predictions about the unfolding sentence. (Jachmann et al., 2017)
  • Do listeners utilize this external cue to validate expectations about the unfolding sentence? And, if so, how does this effect the comprehension of the noun?