Interaction phonology – A temporal co-ordination component enabling representational alignment within a model 
of communication

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This chapter contrasts mechanisms and models of temporal co-ordination with models of representational alignment. We argue that alignment of linguistic representations needs a logistic component explaining the underlying co-ordinative processes between interlocutors in time, yielding a more profound understanding of how information exchange is managed. The processes and structures subject to this logistic component &#8211; or <i>Interaction Phonology</i> &#8211; must rely on the rhythmic-phonological structure of individual languages. In this way, interlocutors are able to guide their attention to relevant phonetic detail and to attune to the fine-grained organization underlying the linguistic structure encoded in the incoming speech signal. It is furthermore argued that dynamically entraining oscillators provide testable formal models of such a temporal co-ordination between interlocutors&#8217; speech productions and perceptions.


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