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Feller, Sebastian. 2012. Recent developments in HCI: Implementing cultural models in human-computer interaction. Language and Dialogue 2 (3) : 465–498.
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John Benjamins
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This article critically discusses four studies in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. The focus is on distinct dimensions of culture including both verbal and para-verbal behavior in communication. My discussion is grounded in Weigand's (2010) theory of dialogic action games (DAG), a pragma-linguistic theory which is based on a view of language as language action. The main question is whether or not the presented research leads in a direction towards making computers believable dialog partners.