Online Seminar: Understanding Children’s Multimodal Conversational Development

Our next LuCiD seminar is on Tuesday 7th March 2023 (11am UK time - via Zoom). Dr Abdellah Fourtassi (Aix-Marseille University) will talk about Understanding Children’s Multimodal Conversational Development: Challenges and Opportunities.

Abstract: Children's ability to master skills for coordinated conversations is crucial for their healthy social and cognitive development. However, until recently, researchers lacked the tools to adequately characterize this complex phenomenon whereby children must learn to coordinate across multiple levels, use multimodal signaling, and adapt to the conventions of their linguistic community. I propose that we capitalize on new technological opportunities — namely, remote data collection methods and high-scalability Machine Learning tools — to help provide a more precise and quantitative understanding of how children grow to become competent communicators. 

How to join the seminar: This seminar will take place via Zoom. This seminar is free to attend & booking isn't required, just get in touch to request the zoom link and/or location and don't forget to join the seminar mailing list

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