This collection contains data sets from laboratory experiments that ask participants to communicate concepts and events using gesture. As most hearing participants do not use gesture linguistically, asking participants to use gesture reduces the interference of their existing linguistic knowledge, allowing the investigation of the underlying learning preferences of participants.
Image: CC-BY Motamedi, Yasamin. (2017). Example videos from Motamedi-Mousavi (2017). Artificial sign language learning: a method for evolutionary linguistics., [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/1693.
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This dataset comprises data collected in a silent gesture experiment, where participants where asked to communicate events using only gesture. Pairs of participants took part in the study in 3 stages. In stage 1, participants ...
Evolving artificial sign languages in the lab: from improvised gesture to systematic sign (dataset) This dataset comprises videos recorded for an artificial language learning study in the manual modality. Three experiments were conducted. In experiment 1, pairs of participants communicated about a set of concepts using ...
Example videos from Motamedi-Mousavi (2017). Artificial sign language learning: a method for evolutionary linguistics. This data set contains example videos from the experiments discussed in Yasamin Motamedi's doctoral thesis: "Artificial sign language learning: a method for evolutionary linguistics". The videos correspond to three main ...