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Lexical entrainment and success in student engineering groups

Friedberg, H and Litman, D and Paletz, SBF (2012) Lexical entrainment and success in student engineering groups. In: UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED, 404 - 409. ISBN 9781467351263

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Lexical entrainment is a measure of how the words that speakers use in a conversation become more similar over time. In this paper, we propose a measure of lexical entrainment for multi-party speaking situations. We apply this score to a corpus of student engineering groups using high-frequency words and project words, and investigate the relationship between lexical entrainment and group success on a class project. Our initial findings show that, using the entrainment score with project-related words, there is a significant difference between the lexical entrainment of high performing groups, which tended to increase with time, and the entrainment for low performing groups, which tended to decrease with time. © 2012 IEEE.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Friedberg, H
Litman, Ddlitman@pitt.eduDLITMAN
Paletz, SBF
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Learning Research & Development Center
Date: 1 December 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: 2012 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology, SLT 2012 - Proceedings
Page Range: 404 - 409
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/slt.2012.6424258
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Computer Science
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Intelligent Systems
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781467351263
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 20:46
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 13:57


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