Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Arts and Letters
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2013/04~2016/03
Research Topic Developing the Descriptive System of Linguistic, Paralinguistic, and Nonlinguistic Eye Gaze and Eye Movements
Research Type KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
KAKENHI Grant No. 25580094
Responsibility Research Contributor
Representative Person Saito Kurumi
Details In this study, we examined how linguistic, paralinguistic, and nonlinguistic eye gaze and eye movements appear in sign language and other physical arts such as dances and dramas, and we aimed at developing the descriptive system of those eye gaze and eye movements. We used PV studio and eye trackers to trace the eye movements. We also used ELAN to describe them with other body movements accompanying eye gaze and eye movements. We adopted the symbols which textbooks of Indian dances had used. Directions of eye gaze and eye movements can be described. But it is difficult to locate the target point on the same direction and describe the distance between the signer/speaker/dancer and the target, on which further study is needed. Eye gaze and eye movements are used as symbols in communication systems including sign language and arts. The common mechanism is expressing something by showing what the sender(signer/dancer/actor) is symbolically "looking at".