Britta Wrede

List of John Benjamins publications for which Britta Wrede plays a role.


Hindemith, Lukas, Jan Philip Göpfert, Christiane B. Wiebel-Herboth, Britta Wrede and Anna-Lisa Vollmer 2021 Why robots should be technical: Correcting mental models through technical architecture conceptsInteraction Studies 22:2, pp. 244–279
Research in social robotics is commonly focused on designing robots that imitate human behavior. While this might increase a user’s satisfaction and acceptance of robots at first glance, it does not automatically aid a non-expert user in naturally interacting with robots, and might hurt their… read more | Article
Pitsch, Karola, Anna-Lisa Vollmer, Katharina Rohlfing, Jannik Fritsch and Britta Wrede 2014 Tutoring in adult-child interaction: On the loop of the tutor’s action modification and the recipient’s gazeInteraction Studies 15:1, pp. 55–98
Research of tutoring in parent-infant interaction has shown that tutors – when presenting some action – modify both their verbal and manual performance for the learner (‘motherese’, ‘motionese’). Investigating the sources and effects of the tutors’ action modifications, we suggest an interactional… read more | Article
Jaecks, Petra, Oliver Damm, Martina Hielscher-Fastabend, Karoline Malchus, Prisca Stenneken and Britta Wrede 2013 What is the link between emotional 
and communicative alignment in interaction?Alignment in Communication: Towards a new theory of communication, Wachsmuth, Ipke, Jan de Ruiter, Petra Jaecks and Stefan Kopp (eds.), pp. 205–224
In accordance with accumulating evidence from research, we assume a strong but flexible relation between emotional and communicative alignment in interaction. The communicative function of emotional adaptation, the processing of emotions on all linguistic levels and the empirical evidence in… read more | Article
Fischer, Kerstin, Kilian Foth, Katharina Rohlfing and Britta Wrede 2011 Mindful tutors: Linguistic choice and action demonstration in speech to infants and a simulated robotInteraction Studies 12:1, pp. 134–161
It has been proposed that the design of robots might benefit from interactions that are similar to caregiver–child interactions, which is tailored to children’s respective capacities to a high degree. However, so far little is known about how people adapt their tutoring behaviour to robots and… read more | Article