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  • Thora Tenbrink
  • Elena Andonova
    New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Gese Schole
    University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Kenny R. Coventry
    University of East Anglia
This paper addresses the impact of dialogue strategies and functional features of spatial arrangements on communicative success. To examine the sharing of cognition between two minds in order to achieve a joint goal, we collected a corpus of 24 extended German-language dialogues in a referential communication task that involved furnishing a dolls’ house. Results show how successful communication, as evidenced by correct placement of furniture items, is affected by a) functionality of the furniture arrangement, b) previous task experience, and c) dialogue features such as description length and orientation information. To enhance research in this area, our 'Dolldialogue' corpus is now available as a free resource on www.dolldialogue.space.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-329
JournalLanguage and Speech
Issue number2
Early online date8 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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