Kerstin Fischer

IFKI, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

March 2010 – May 2010. Working with Herbert Clark, Dept of Psychology

My project seeks to deepen our understanding of interpersonal differences in how people use technology. Especially in the realm of verbal, human-computer and human-robot communication, people differ considerably in their linguistic behavior. My research addresses the roles of different conceptualizations of the artificial interlocutor, the linguistic behavior of the artificial communication partner, and of strategic and automatic responses to technology, such as joint pretense and mindless transfer. The project aims to integrate concepts from different disciplines in a single conceptual framework in order to account for the empirical findings.