Motionland

Route description task. A small group of skilled and semi-skilled speakers tries to describe the winding trajectory of a ball up, around, and over features of a highly stylized video landscape, while an enthusiastic young semi-speaker does his best to trace the route on a paper copy of that landscape. This was boring for the speakers and unsuccessful as a tool, so the elicitation task was abandoned. The older, skilled speakers could not see the screen well, nor could they relate what they were seeing as a "landscape".
Route description task, in which one person or team describes the antics of a ball that rolls up, around, and over features of a highly stylized video landscape, and a second person or team attempts to trace this route on a paper copy of that landscape. This task was developed at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen to elicit cross-linguistic descriptions of route descriptions.

Citation

Loretta M. O'Connor (2002). Item "Motionland" in collection "O'Connor". The Language Archive. https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0005-8269-7. (Accessed 2024-06-17)

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