ExLing 2010 - Third Workshop on Experimental Linguistics
This paper investigates intonational strategies for backchanneling in Bari Italian task-oriented dialogues. Results show that whilst giving feedback, listeners indicate their intention to take the floor or not by using a falling or rising intonation contour respectively. However, this general tendency can be reversed if added paralinguistic meanings are conveyed.
Keywords: Backchannels, Prosody, Italian language, Map Task dialogues
Bibliographic reference. Savino, Michelina (2010): "Intonational strategies for backchanneling in Italian Map Task dialogues", In ExLing-2010, 157-160.