Date of Award
Master of Arts
Gestures are a crucial part of communication as they aid listeners in identifying meaning in conversation. The present study investigates the relationship between attention-direction gestures and the interpretation of discourse information in bilingual and monolingual speakers.
Most research to this day has focus on the production of non-verbal cues in bilingual speakers, while the domain in comprehension of non-verbal cues has not yet been explored in this population. The aim of the present study is to contribute to filling this gap, by examining how bilingual speakers use attention-directing cues, such as Looking and Pointing, when they interpret discourse information (i.e., ambiguous pronouns) provided either by a native or a non-native speaker.
Received from ProQuest
Tortajada, Fabiola, "Social Cues and the Interpretation of Ambiguous Pronouns by Bilingual Speakers" (2016). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 766.