Types of Nods. The Polysemy of a Social Signal

@inproceedings{Poggi2010TypesON,
  title={Types of Nods. The Polysemy of a Social Signal},
  author={Isabella Poggi and Francesca D'Errico and Laura Vincze},
  booktitle={LREC},
  year={2010}
}
The work analyses the head nod, a down-up movement of the head, as a polysemic social signal, that is, a signal with a number of different meanings which all share some common semantic element. Based on the analysis of 100 nods drawn from the SSPNet corpus of TV political debates, a typology of nods is presented that distinguishes Speaker’s, Interlocutor’s and Third Listener’s nods, with their subtypes (confirmation, agreement, approval, submission and permission, greeting and thanks… CONTINUE READING

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