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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={International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation},
  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. [] Key Result For the Interlocutor’s or Third Listener’s nod, the preceding speech act is relevant: yes/no answer or information for a nod of confirmation, expression of opinion for one of agreement, prosocial action for greetings and thanks; for the Speaker’s nods, instead, their meanings are mainly distinguished by…

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