Differences in Interactional Attitudes in Native and Second Languag Conversations: Quantitative Analyses of Multimodal Three-Party Corpus


Quantitative analyses and the analyses of a questionnaire were conducted to examine the relations between participants’ communicative activities and their interactional attitudes in conversations both in their native and second languages. The two categories of conversations revealed different gaze patterns that reflected the differences in difficulties they had with communication and grounding patterns. The participants were less conscious of their own gazes in conversation in their second language than those in their native language probably because of the difficulties and mental pressure they felt.

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