Turn-management in interactions with a video remote interpreter. An eye-tracking study

Start - End 
2019 - 2022 (completed)
Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication
Research Focus 



Previous studies have argued that remote interpreting raises new issues with respect to the management of understanding and the organization of turn-taking in spoken interpreter-mediated interactions. However, little is known about how remote interpreting affects the communicative resources (both verbal and nonverbal) involved in the conversational organization of such encounters. The main objective of the present project is to investigate the impact of remote interpreting on the (multimodal) interaction management of interpreter-mediated interaction. To this end, the project will make use of the state-of-the art eye-tracking technology which allows detailed measurement of the participants’ gaze behavior during the talk. The recorded dataset will be annotated for a number of verbal (speech) and nonverbal (gaze and gesture) aspects of interaction management, and subjected to advanced statistical analyses. The project combines insights from Conversation Analysis, (psycho)linguistics and Interpreting Studies.