Marieke Hoetjes

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Previous research has shown that predictable information in speech is often reduced. The present study aims to find out more about reduction with regard to speech but mainly whether reduction also occurs in speech-accompanying gestures. To this end, a director-matcher task was set up in which speakers of Dutch took part. In this task the director had to(More)
Do people speak differently when they cannot use their hands? Previous studies have suggested that speech becomes less fluent and more monotonous when speakers cannot gesture, but the evidence for this claim remains inconclusive. The present study attempts to find support for this claim in a production experiment in which speakers had to give addressees(More)
Repeated references have been found to be reduced as compared to references that are not repeated, both in speech and in gesture. In the present study we wanted to see whether certain factors can inhibit this reduction in repeated references. In a production experiment, speakers were confronted with negative feedback after an initial description of an(More)
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