My work in dialogue investigates how communicators coordinate their interpretations. Some of the work relates to dyadic communication sometocommunication in groups, other work is concerned with thedevelopment of dialogue skills in children.

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Tony Anderson
Gwyneth Doherty
Nick Fay


Dyadic Communication (some publications)  -- TOP

Pickering, M.J., & Garrod, S. Toward a mechanistic psychology of dialogue. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (In Press, 2004).

Garrod, S. & Pickering, M.J. (2004) Why is conversation so easy. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 8. 8-11.

Garrod, S. (1999) The Challenge of Dialogue for Theories of Language Processing. In S.Garrod and M.Pickering (Eds) Language Processing, Hove: Psychology Press. 389-416.

Doherty-Sneddon, G.  , Anderson, A.  , O'Malley, C., Langton, S., Garrod, S., Bruce, V. (1997) Face-to-face and video mediated communication: a comparison of dialogue structure and task performance, Journal of Experimental Psychology; Applied. 3 (2), 105-125.

Garrod, S. & Doherty, G. (1995) Special determinants of coherence in spoken dialogue. In C.Habel & G.Rickheit (eds) In  G. Rickheit  & C. Habel (eds) Focus and Coherence in Discourse Processing. Berlin: de Gruyter, 97-115.

Garrod,S. and Anderson,A. (1987) Saying what you mean in dialogue: a study in conceptual and semantic co-ordination. Cognition, 27,181-218.

Anderson, A.  H., Bard, E.  G., Boyle, E., Doherty, G., Garrod, S., Isard, S., Kowtko, J., McAllister, J., Miller, J., Sotillo, C., Thompson, H.  S.,Weinert, R. (1991) The HCRC Map Task Corpus. Language and Speech ,34, 351-366.

Garrod,S. (1988) Conceptual and semantic co-ordination in dialogue: implications for interactive natural language interfaces. In J.Peckham (ed),Natural Language Understanding, London, Unicom seminars.

Anderson,A. and Garrod,S. (1986) The dynamics of conversational meaning in spontaneous dialogue: some preliminary studies. In R.G.Reilly (ed) Communication Failure in dialogue and discourse,Elsevier Science publishers, North Holland, 161-185.

Garrod,S. and Anderson,A. (1985) Some observations on the semantics of natural dialogue. In G.R.Hoppen-Brouwers, P.A.M.Seuren and T.Weyters (eds) Meaning and the Lexicon,Dordrecht, Foris. 259-266.

Communication Development (some publications) -- TOP

Garrod, S. C. & Clark, A. (1993) The Development of dialogue co-ordination skills in schoolchildren. Language and Cognitive Processes ,8,101-126.

Anderson, A. Garrod, S. Clark,A. Boyle, E & Mullin, J. (1992) The Human Communication Research Centre Database.  Journal of Child Language. 19, 711-716.

Clark,A. and Garrod,S. (1991) Conceptual and semantic co-ordination in children's dialogue, In J.Verschueren (ed)Pragmatics at Issue, 67-81.

Communication in Groups (some publications) -- TOP

Fay, N., Garrod, S, & Carletta, J. (2000) Group discussion as interactive dialogue or as serial monologue: The influence of group size. Psychological Science, 11, (6), 487-492.

Garrod, S. (1998) How groups co-ordinate their concepts and terminology: Implications for Medical Informatics. Methods of Information in Medicine , 37, 471-477.

Carletta, J., Garrod,S., & Fraser-Krauss, H.(1998) Communication in Autonomous and Traditional work place groups: The consequences for innovation. Small Group Research. 29,5, 531-559.

West, M., Garrod, S. & Carletta,J. (1997) Group Decision-Making and Effectiveness: Unexplored Boundaries. In Cooper, C.L. & Jackson, S.E. (Eds.). Creating tomorrow's organisations: A handbook for future research in organisational behaviour, Chichester, England: John Wiley.293-319.

Garrod, S. & Doherty, G.(1994) Conversation, co-ordination and Convention: An empirical investigation of how groups establish linguistic conventions. Cognition. 53,181-215.


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