Laughter around the End of Storytelling in Multi-party Interaction

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5447)


This research argues that the sequence organization around the end of a storytelling is affected by which of the hearers inserts a laughter to which position in the sequence. Laughters before the beginning point of possible completion of storytelling never affect on the sequence organization, while those which occur within a transition space change who is to speak first after the storytelling. Though an oriented recipient (OR) is a default candidate who can speak first after the storytelling, laughs within a transition space let the OR pass his/her own occasion for speech to another participant.


storytelling laughter sequence organization oriented recipient non-oriented recipient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo University of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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