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ERIC Number: EJ1004375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 22
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ISSN: ISSN-0958-3440
A Study of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in Second Life--The ARCHI21 Experience
Wigham, Ciara R.; Chanier, Thierry
ReCALL, v25 n1 p63-84 Jan 2013
Three-dimensional synthetic worlds introduce possibilities for nonverbal communication in computer-mediated language learning. This paper presents an original methodological framework for the study of multimodal communication in such worlds. It offers a classification of verbal and nonverbal communication acts in the synthetic world "Second Life" and outlines relationships between the different types of acts that are built into the environment. The paper highlights some of the differences between the synthetic world's communication modes and those of face-to-face communication and exemplifies the interest of these for communication within a pedagogical context.
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Language: English
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