Social interaction and cognition: from L. Vygotsky and M. Bakhtin tradition to computer agents’ interactivity


Social-interactive cognition in Russia builds on the ideas of cultural-historical psychology by L. Vygotsky, A. Leontyev, A. Luria, as well as communicative aspect of cognition introduced by M. Bakhtin in his theory of dialogism which, in its turn, laid the ground for the studies of social and situated cognition. Since 1980-s cognitive-discursive paradigm in Russia, introduced by E. Kubryakova, has attracted attention of cognitive science scholars. Within this paradigm cognitive approaches to pragmatics of communication and agentivity have been developed (V.Zabotkina, E. Pozdnyakova). The given study introduces further development of the field, based on a multi-modal corpus built with recorded live communication data. Presently it’s the biggest multi-modal corpus of emotional communication, so it ensures completeness and accuracy of research, conducted on its basis. Two- and three-dimensional computer agents (A. Kotov) operate a set of speech patterns in a complex of restricted communication situations, simulating real-life emotional social interaction.

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