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VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY AND ‘OJU NI ORO WA’ MODEL OF COMMUNICATION: A Pragmatic Approach toward Digital Technologies for Humanities

Abstract:

This paper examine the existing theories of communication (For example, the joint project approach Clark 1996, The dialogue game theory, Mann 1988) in bid to formulate a new  model so as to extend our knowledge about  cognitive processes in  human communication, as well as creating a foundation for natural dialogue in human-machine interaction. Our  research  agenda  is  based  on  an empirical  observations  of  Yoruba understanding of communication in the light of ‘Oju ni oro wa’ – as a  theory  of  communication, it  accommodates  the  agents that  engage  in  conversation with special attention on the non-verbal signs  such  as  gesture,  gaze,  and  body posture,  which  is a perfect model for coding, affective communication, perfect concentration, good feedback and secured coding. ‘Oju ni oro wa’, taken as a theory of communication, will provide new approaches to software developers for researchers in humanities as they deploy projects that would generate more digital resources and Virtual Technologies such as Virtual Museums, Virtual exhibitions, etc. This paper concludes with insight that would not just bridge the gap between sciences and humanities through technologies, but that would use our linguistic and communication heritage in providing contextual framework for Brain Storming stage of Software development.


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