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[Arabella Jane Sinclair]

Postdoc, ILLC, University of Amsterdam (UVA)

I am a postdoc at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation(ILLC), UvA. I am part of the Dialogue Modelling group, working on the DREAM (Distributed dynamic Representations for diAlogue Management) project under Raquel Fernandez.

My work explores speaker adaptation in dialogue, I am particularly interested in how this applies to second language learner dialogue, in order to foster student learning. My interest in Natural Language Processing first came about because I enjoy learning languages and thinking about how people communicate in general.

Publications

2019:
Tutorbot Corpus: Evidence of Human-Agent Verbal Alignment in Second Language Learner Dialogues. Arabella Sinclair, Kate McCurdy, Adam Lopez, Christopher G. Lucas and Dragan Gasevic. In Proceedings of EDM 2019. pdf Bibtex

I wanna talk like you: Speaker Adaptation to Dialogue Style in L2 Practice Conversation. Arabella Sinclair, Rafael Ferreira, Dragan Gasevic, Christopher G. Lucas and Adam Lopez. In Proceedings of AIED 2019. pdf Bibtex

2018:
Does ability affect alignment in second language tutorial dialouge? Arabella Sinclair, Adam Lopez, Christopher G. Lucas and Dragan Gasevic. In Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2018. pdf Bibtex

2017:
Finding the Zone of Proximal Development: Student-Tutor Second Language Dialogue Interactions. Arabella Sinclair, Jon Oberlander, Dragan Gasevic, SEMDIAL 2017 (SaarDial) Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue pdf Bibtex

2014:
Educational Programming Languages: The Motivation to Learn with Sonic Pi PPIG (Psychology of Programming Interest Group) presents the results of a study exploring the effects of different programming languages on new learners' success at retaining programming concepts, conducted at Cambridge University under the supervision of Alan Blackwell. I also gave a talk about it, the details of which can be found at talks.cam.