The Language Interaction consortium
The Language in Interaction consortium will be present with a booth to display all published language apps during interactive hands-on sessions. Several mobile devices will be accessible for the public to freely interact with and experience our apps:
It is on the tip of your tongue…, but the right word doesn't pop up. This is the daily experience of patients with aphasia. The app WoordWolk
(word cloud) helps such patients. They browse through clouds of associated words until they reach the word they had in mind. The app has a clear and simple interface, but underneath clever techniques are being used.
Does that happen to you as well? That letters or numbers have a color? This is called synaesthesia. For people with synaesthesia two or more senses appear to be interconnected; The app SynQuiz
contains four playful quizzes to find out whether you may have this type of synaesthesia, i.e., for letters and numbers, days of the week, or months.
Have you always wanted to know what different languages sound like? Come to our booth and play LingQuest. You must really pay attention and listen well. Do speakers actually speak the same language or do the languages just look alike? The game includes over 70 languages from the most common to endangered languages, including languages from the UNESCO World Heritage List.
is a board game that lets you practice with grammar in a playful manner. Yvo is similar to Scrabble or Wordfeud, but instead of composing words with letters, you compose sentences with words. The iPad is the gameboard on which you put the words from their shelf into a gramatically correct sentence. The players determine mutually whether a sentence is grammatically correct.
Saturday 30 September