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Publications

Mills, G. J. and Healey, P. G. T. (submitted) A dialogue experimentation toolkit.

Mills, G. J. (submitted) Speaking in time about time.

Mills, G. J. (2013) Dialogue in joint activity: complementarity, convergence, conventionalization New Ideas in Psychology. (in press, 2013). Preprint version

Mills, G. J. (2011) The emergence of procedural conventions in dialogue In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston. USA

Howes, C. Purver, M., Healey, P. G. T., Mills, G. (2011) On Incrementality in Dialogue: Evidence from Compound Contributions Dialogue and Discourse. Vol 2, No 1. Special Issue on Incremental Processing in Dialogue.

Gregoromichelaki, E., Kempson, R., Purver, M., Mills, G., Cann, R. (2011) Incrementality and intention-recognition in utterance processing Vol 2, No 1. Special Issue on Incremental Processing in Dialogue.

Mills, G. J. and Gregoromichelaki, E. (2010) Establishing coherence in dialogue: sequentiality, intentions and negotiation. In Proceedings of SemDial (PozDial). Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland 16-18th June.

Kempson, R., Gregoromichelaki E., Mills, G. Purver, M., Howes, C., Healey, P. (2010) On Dialogue Modelling, Language Processing Dynamics, and Linguistic Knowledge Linguistic Evidence 2010, Tübingen, Feb 2010.

Howes, C. , Healey, P. G. T., Mills, G. J. (2009) A: an experimental investigation into B:...split utterances In Proceedings of SIGDIAL 2009: the 10th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group in Discourse and Dialogue, Queen Mary University of London, Sept. 2009.

Kempson R, Gregoromichelaki E, Purver M, Mills G, Gargett A, Howes C (2009) How mechanistic can accounts of interaction be? In: Proceedings of Diaholmia, the 13th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue

Mills, G. J. and Healey, P.G.T. (2008) Semantic negotiation in dialogue: mechanisms of alignment. in Proceedings of the 8th SIGdial workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, Columbus, OH, US; June 2008.

Mills, G. J. (2007) Semantic co-ordination in dialogue: the role of direct interaction. PhD Thesis.

Mills, G.J. and Healey, P. G. T. (2006) Clarifying Spatial Descriptions: Local and Global Effects on Semantic Co-ordination, In Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. Potsdam. Germany.

Healey, P.G.T. and Mills, G.J. (2006) Participation, Precedence and Co-ordination in Dialogue. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Science Society. Vancouver. Canada.

Healey, P.G.T., Purver, M., King, J., Ginzburg, J. and Mills, G. J. (2004) Experimenting with Clarification in Dialogue. in Alterman, R. and Kirsh, D. (eds) Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahwah, N. J.: LEA pp. 539-544.

Purver, M., Healey, P. G. T., King, J. Ginzburg, J. and Mills, G. (2004) Answering Clarification Questions. In Proceedings of the 4th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, pp 23-33, Association for Computational Linguistics, Sapporo, Japan, July 2003.

Book chapters

Mills, G. J. (2013) Orchestrating Ensembles in Interaction. In: Language, Music Interaction (eds., Kempson, R., Orwin, M., Cann, R. and Howes, C.) College Publications, London

Peer reviewed abstracts and posters

Mills, G. J. (2013) Making and breaking procedural conventions: partner-specific effects. Presented at the 13th International Pragmatics conference, New Delhi, India.

Healey, P.G. T., Mills, G. J. Eshghi, A (2013) Making things worse to make them better: The role of negative evidence in the coordination of referring expressions. Presented at: Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between cognitive and computational approaches to reference. Workshop at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013), Berlin.

Mills, G. J. (2013) Dialogue in joint activity: coordinating on referring intentions and plans. Presented at the Joint Action Meeting (JAM). Berlin.

Mills. G. J. (2012) Exhuming the procedural common ground: partner-specific effects" . Annual Meeting of the American Pragmatics Conference (AMPRA). Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mills, G. J. (2012) Clarifying reference and plans in dialogue . Fifth International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association. University of Freiburg 10-12 October. See this poster for the same material

Mills, G. J. (2012) Conventionalized "noise" Conference on Interaction, Language and Cognition (CILC). Odense September 12 -14

Mills, G. J. (2012) Convergence, complementarity, conventionalization: partner-specific effects in the emergence of procedural conventions . International symposium on imitation and convergence (ISICS). Aix-en-Provence, France, 3-5 September 2012 Poster

Mills, G. J. (2012) Conventionalizing routines for resolving miscommunication . Dialogic Language Use 3: Miscommunication and Verbal Violence. Helsinki, Finland. September 2012

Davidenko, N. and Mills G. J. (2012) Describing faces: Conventionalizing ontologies through dialogic interaction . Poster presented at Annual meeting of the cognitive science society (CogSci), Kyoto

Mills, G.J. (2012) Making and breaking procedural conventions in dialogue . Poster presented at Annual meeting of the cognitive science society (CogSci), Kyoto

Mills, G. J. (2012) The evolution of miscommunication . Language, Culture and Mind V. Integrating Semiotic Resources in Communication and Creativity (LCM V). lisbon, 27-29 June.

Mills, G. J. (2012) The evolution of miscommunication . The 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang IX), Kyoto, Japan. 13-16 March

Mills, G. J. (2012) Exhuming the procedural common ground . SemDial workshop: Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, Paris. September.

Mills, G. J. (2012) The emergence of procedural conventions in dialogue Psycholinguistics in the South East. UCL, London.

Mills, G .J. (2012) The emergence of procedural conventions in conversation . Symposium on the Dynamics of Language Conventionalization, University of Copenhagen. 25-26th January.

Mills, G. J. (2012) Procedures and routines in interaction . Meeting of the Distributed Language Group (Kingston, London).

Mills, G.J. (2011). Conventionalized noise: the development of sequential constraints Annual Meeting of Society for Text & Discourse, Poitiers, France.

Mills, G.J. (2011). The tacit development of sequential constraints in dialogue. 12th International Pragmatics Conference (Manchester, 3-8 July 2011).

Fischer, K and Mills, G.J. (2011) The official and unofficial business of Conversation. Interdisciplinary Panel at the 12th International Pragmatics Conference (Manchester, 3-8 July 2011).

Mills, G.J. (2011) Intentions in Dialogue: prerequisite or achievement? 15th Annual Conference on Conversation and Discourse Analysis in German speaking countries Special theme 2011: Cognition in interaction. Mannheim, Germany

Gregoromichelaki, E. Kempson, R, Mills, G. (2011) NL grammars as models for language use: incrementality and context integration. Meaning and Context Conference, UWE, Bristol 13-15 April 2011

Mills, G. J. (2010) Co-ordinating Intentions in Dialogue: Interleaving Actions and Utterances 10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. University of Potsdam. Oct 3-6.

Mills, G. J. (2010) Co-ordinating Intentions in Dialogue Joint meeting of Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language (CSDL) and Embodied and Situated Language Processing (ESLP), UCSD San Diego. Sept 16-19.

Mills, G.J and Gregoromichelaki (2010) Joint projects: intentions, sequences, negotiation. Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse. Chicago Aug. 16-18.

Healey, P.G.T. and Mills, G. J. (2009) Evidence for repair driven co-ordination in dialogue . British Psychological Society, Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference, University of Hertfordshire.

Mills, G. J. and Healey, P.G.T. (2008) Clarifying by alignment: the role of figure and ground. LCC Brighton.

Healey, P.G.T. and Mills, G.J. (2008) A Dialogue Experimentation Toolkit . Language, Cognition, Culture. Brighton.

Healey, P. G. T. and Mills, G. J. (2007) Interactive misalignment: miscommunication in dialogue co-ordination., In Proceedings of the 10th International Pragmatics Conference. G teborg. Sweden

Invited talks

Mills, G. J. (2013) Clarifying reference and plans in dialogue . Invited talk, 23rd January Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh .See this poster for the same material

Mills, G. J. (2013) Establishing procedural pacts in dialogue Invited talk at HerbFest: Festschrift workshop for Herb Clark, Stony Brook, NY.

Mills, G. J. (2013) Miscommunication drives abstraction. Invited talk, University of Aarhus. 5 March.

Mills, G. J. (2013) Clarifying reference and plans. Presented at "Language lunch", University of Edinburgh

Mills, G. J. (2012) Orchestrating ensembles in interaction. Invited talk at the Music Cognition Workshop, London

Mills, G. J. (2012) Making and breaking procedural conventions. Invited talk, University of Glasgow. April.

Mills, G. J. (2012) Making and breaking procedural coordination. Presented at Dialogue Interest Group meeting, University of Edinburgh

2011. Mills, G. J. (2011) Experimenting with text-based dialogue: The dialogue experimental toolkit. Invited talk at Experimental methods workshop. Stanford University. See the website of the experimental toolkit.

Mills, G.J. (2010) The joint construal of intentions Invited talk at Festschrift Workshop in honour of Prof. R. Kempson. School of Oriental and African Studies(SOAS) London 11th-12th Nov.

Mills, G.J. (2010) Intentions in dialogue: prerequisite or achievement? DynDial Intentions Workshop August 2010. Poznan

Mills, G.J. 2010) Intentions as the product of sequential coordination. Invited talk at Intentions in Dialogue Workshop sponsored by DynDial (Dynamics of Dialogue EPSRC project)

Mills, G. J.(2010) Sematic coordination in dialogue Invited talk at FriSem, Stanford University

Mills, G. J. & Healey, P. G. T.(2009) The dialogue experimental toolkit EPSRC People in Systems showcase.

Howes, C., Gregoromichelaki, E., Purver, M., Healey, P. G. T., Mills, G. J (2009) Some empirical observations on split utterances. Talk presented at "Incrementality in verbal interaction". Bielefeld, Germany (June 2009).

Mills, G. J. & Healey, P. G. T.(2009) The dialogue experimental toolkit Demonstration / poster, Stockholm, Sweden

Mills, G.J. and Gregoromichelaki, E. (2008) Coordination and contraction of joint projects. Co-ordination of agents workshop, Kings College, University of London

Mills, G.J. and Healey, P. G. T. (2008) The dialogue experimental toolkit SigDial, Columbus Ohio

Mills, G. J (2007) Patterns of semantic coordination Dynamics of Dialogue Workshop, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Mills, G. J. and Healey, P. G. T. (2006) Semantic coordination in the maze game. Dialogue Matters workshop, Kings College, London.

Healey, P. G. T. and Mills, G. G. (2006) Participation, precedence and co-ordination in dialogue Annual meeting of the cognitive Science society, Vancouver, Canada.

Projects

DiET: Dialogue Experimentation Toolkit An experimental chat tool to carry out psycholinguistic experiments on (text-based) dialogue. Currently being developed as part of EU funded project ERIS.

DIALOG checklist: Evaluation software for psychiatric consultations. (Priebe et al. in press, Br J Psychiatry) is used in routine care in several services in the Netherlands and the UK (e.g. by the SHARP team in SLAM to assess clients at intake and for reviewing outcome after specific therapeutic interventions)