Marianne Carvalho Bezerra Cavalcante

CV-Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8916191109480157 E-mail: marianne.cavalcante@gmail.com

Groups of research: 1) http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/2232584789891253

PROJECTS:

1) CONTINUOUS VOCAL-GESTURE: DEEPENING MULTIMODAL MATRIX ON ACQUISITION OF LANGUAGE.

Inserting the prosodic-vocal typology and its correlation with gestural continuous this research deepens the characterization of the vocal-gesture multimodal matrix. In addition to that, this research seeks to understand the rules of fluency in processes of language acquisition.

2) VIRTUAL JOINT ATTENTION: APPATENTION, AN APPLICATION FOR TABLETS DIRECTED TO CHILDREN WITH ADHD.

This research aims to construct joint attention in application for tablet in order to restore this process in children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Basics hypotheses: Joint attention can be restored in children with ADHD through aid of the application proposed by this research, thus contributing to quality of life of these children; the virtual joint attention is developed between human (child) and machine through any element in the virtual environment to attract the child’s attention to an interaction guided by the machine. The elements contained in the virtual environment may be non-verbal as pointing gestures and looks (when there is a character in the virtual environment). Other elements such as the use of color, graphics shapes and images can be important for interaction; Verbal language can also influence on the joint attention constitution mostly for referential language. In relation to typology the joint attention in virtual ambit can propound different features depending on virtual-space configuration that human been are exposed. The application will be developed with technical assistance of PPlus group that are constituted to Degree in Internet Systems Development professor and students of Educational, Science and Technology Federal Institute of Paraiba (Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia da Paraíba-IFPB). The proposed language is the Objective-C. The Objective-C is a reflective programming language that adds messaging in the Smalltalk style for C. Currently, this language is used in the Mac OS X and in the iOS. The Objective-C is a very thin layer built on the C language, which derives its syntax. AppAtenttion will be used in a group of 20 children with ADHD and this research will measure the results achieved with the application usage through specific psycholinguistic tests.