Federica Cavicchio

Federica Cavicchio
Università del Salento | Unisalento · Department of Humanities

PhD

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Introduction
Federica Cavicchio currently works at the Department of Linguistics and Language Studies, University of Salento. Federica does research on second language acquisition (gestures and phonetics) and computational modelling of language and emotions. Her current projects are phonetic aspects of second language acquisition and forensic linguistics

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Different languages express manner and path of motion in distinct ways. Some languages, such as English, express manner and path of motion in a single clause. They are called Satellite-framed languages. Other languages, called Verb-framed languages (e.g., Italian), usually convey manner and path of motion into two separate clauses. Previous studies...
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This paper presents the second release of arrau , a multigenre corpus of anaphoric information created over 10 years to provide data for the next generation of coreference/anaphora resolution systems combining different types of linguistic and world knowledge with advanced discourse modeling supporting rich linguistic annotations. The distinguishin...
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Emotions are signaled by complex arrays of face and body actions. The main point of contention in contemporary treatments is whether these arrays are discrete, holistic constellations reflecting emotion categories, or whether they are compositional—comprised of smaller components, each of which contributes some aspect of emotion to the complex whol...
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Face and body features predicting the highest and lowest scores for each emotion tested. The analysis was conducted using package multcomp in R. (DOCX)
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List of the model predictors and corresponding number of levels of each predictor. (DOCX)
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p values of the lmer model. The p values were calculated by likelihood ratio tests, comparing the full lmer model against the model without the effect. Tests were conducted using the function anova in package lmer in R. (DOCX)
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Research using the visual world paradigm has demonstrated that visual input has a rapid effect on language interpretation tasks such as reference resolution and, conversely, that linguistic material-including verbs, prepositions and adjectives-can influence fixations to potential referents. More recent research has started to explore how this effec...
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This paper concerns the bimodal transmission of emotive speech and describes how the expression of joy, surprise,sadness, disgust, anger, and fear, leads to visual and acoustic target modifications in some Italian phonemes. Current knowledge on the audio-visual transmission of emotive speech traditionally concerns global prosodic and intonational c...
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The control mechanism at play when bilinguals speak one of their two languages (inhibition of the unintended language vs selection of the intended language) is still under debate. Though transfer in spoken languages has been studied extensively, transfer in gesture is understudied. In this research, we investigated gestural communication in bilingu...
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The effect of emotion on (non)cooperation in unscripted, ecological communication is investigated. The participants in an interaction are generally cooperative in that, for instance, they tend to reduce the chance of misunderstandings in communication. However, it is also clear that cooperation is not complete. Positive and negative emotional state...
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The Rovereto Emotion and Cooperation Corpus (RECC) is a new resource collected to investigate the relationship between cooperation and emotions in an interactive setting. Previous attempts at collecting corpora to study emotions have shown that this data are often quite difficult to classify and analyse, and coding schemes to analyse emotions are o...
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In this paper, we analyze the behaviour of Singular Value Decomposition in a number of word similarity extraction tasks, namely acquisition of translation equivalents from comparable corpora. Special attention is paid to two different aspects: computational ...
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The philosopher H. P. Grice was the first to highlight the extent to which our ability to communicate effectively depends on speakers acting cooperatively. This tendency to cooperation in language use, recognized since Grice’s William James lectures, has been a key tenet of subsequent theorizing in pragmatics. Yet it’s also clear that there are lim...
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In this paper we describe the Rovereto Emotive Corpus (REC) which we collected to investigate the relationship between emotion and coopera- tion in dialogue tasks. It is an area where still many unsolved questions are present. One of the main open issues is the annotation of the so- called "blended" emotions and their recognition. Usually, there is...
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Many multimodal corpora have been collected and annotated in the last years. Unfortunately, in many cases most of the multimodal coding schemes have been shown not to be reliable. This poor reliability may be caused either by the nature of multimodal data or by the nature of statistic methods to assess reliability. In this paper we will review the...
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In this research we investigate the relationship between emotion and cooperation in dialogue tasks. It is an area were still many unsolved questions are present. One of the main open issues is the labeling of “blended” emotions and their recognition. Usually there is a low agreement among raters in labeling and naming emotions and surprisingly emot...
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Irony has been studied by famous scholars across centuries, as well as more recently in cognitive and pragmatic research. The prosodic and visual signals of irony were also studied. Irony is a communicative act in which the Sender’s literal goal is to communicate a meaning x, but through this meaning the Sender has the goal to communicate another m...
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This paper presents an Italian database of acted emotional speech and facial expressions. New data regarding the transition between emotional states has been collected. Although acted expressions have intrinsic limitations related to their naturalness, this method can be convenient for speech and faces synthesis and within evaluation frameworks. Us...
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This paper describes how the visual characteristics of some Italian phones (/’a/, /b/, /v/) are modified in emotive speech by the expression of the “big six” emotions: joy, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and fear. In this research we specifically analyze the interaction between the articulatory lip targets of the Italian vowel /’a/ and consonan...
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The aim of the research is the phonetic articulatory description of emotive speech achievable studying the labial movements, which are the product of the compliance with both the phonetic-phonological constraints and the lip configuration required for the visual encoding of emotions. In this research we analyse the interaction between labial config...
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This paper concerns the bimodal transmission of emotive speech and describes how the expression of joy, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and fear, leads to visual and acoustic target modifications in some Italian phonemes. Current knowledge on the audio-visual transmission of emotive speech traditionally concerns global prosodic and intonational...
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1. INTRODUZIONE Nella didattica on line la rete è utilizzata essenzialmente per l'erogazione di materiale didattico multimediale sia da parte del docente che da parte degli studenti e per la comunicazione nelle comunità di apprendimento. L'interazione dialogica può essere asincrona (e-mail, forum, newsletter) o sincrona (chat, audioconferenza, vide...
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The role of tutoring systems and the user modelling interface are central issues on in e-learning community studies (Bevacqua et al., in press ; Berry et al., 2005; De Carolis et al., 2005). In this paper we propose a system based on a text-to-speech 3D synthesised animated face incorporating cognitive, linguistic and phonetics features (and the co...

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