Autism and interactional aspects of dialogue

Peter A. Heeman, Rebecca Lunsford, Ethan Selfridge, Lois Black, Jan Van Santen

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Abstract

Little research has been done to explore differences in the interactional aspects of dialogue between children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and those with typical development (TD). Quantifying the differences could aid in diagnosing ASD, understanding its nature, and better understanding the mechanisms of dialogue processing. In this paper, we report on a study of dialogues with children with ASD and TD. We find that the two groups differ substantially in how long they pause before speaking, and their use of fillers, acknowledgments, and discourse markers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGDIAL 2010 Conference
Subtitle of host publication11th Annual Meetingof the Special Interest Group onDiscourse and Dialogue
Pages249-252
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event11th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, SIGDIAL 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Sep 24 2010Sep 25 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SIGDIAL 2010 Conference: 11th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group onDiscourse and Dialogue

Other

Other11th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, SIGDIAL 2010
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period9/24/109/25/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Heeman, P. A., Lunsford, R., Selfridge, E., Black, L., & Van Santen, J. (2010). Autism and interactional aspects of dialogue. In Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2010 Conference: 11th Annual Meetingof the Special Interest Group onDiscourse and Dialogue (pp. 249-252). (Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2010 Conference: 11th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group onDiscourse and Dialogue).