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Synchronization Between Utterance Rhythm and Body Movement in a Two-Person Greeting

  • Kenta KinemuchiEmail author
  • Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Tomohito Yamamoto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9170)

Abstract

In this study, designed to clarify the relationship between utterance rhythm and body movement in a greeting, two experiments were conducted to examine the greeting between persons of equal social standing and that between persons of different social standings. In both experiments, high synchronization between speakers was observed. In the analysis of the relationship between durations in subjects, synchronization was found between utterance rhythm and body movement for the greetings between social equals. However, for the greetings between persons of different social standings, there was little synchronization between utterance rhythm and body movement in subjects. These results are used to discuss the mechanism of the greeting, the starting point for communication.

Keywords

Communication Synchronization Greeting Utterance rhythm Body movement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenta Kinemuchi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hiroyuki Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Tomohito Yamamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computer Science, College of EngineeringKanazawa Institute of TechnologyNonoichi, IshikawaJapan

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