Route Communication in Dialogue: a Matter of Principles

Theodora Koulouri and Stanislao Lauria
Brunel University


The present study uses the dialogue paradigm to explore route communication. It revolves around the analysis of a corpus of route instructions produced in real-time interaction with the follower. It explores the variation in forming route instructions and the factors that contribute in it. The results show that visual co-presence influences the performance, conversation patterns and configuration of instructions. Most importantly, the results suggest an analogy between the choices of instruction-givers and the communicative actions of their partners.