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Research interests

Swerts is specialised in research on nonverbal communication. Results of his research further our understanding of how people communicate via spoken language, and are relevant for the improvement of spoken dialogue systems.

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Swerts is a member of the TiCC center of excellence



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  • Auditory Perception
  • Linguistics
  • Prosody
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Speech Technology

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Research Output 1998 2018

A perceptual and behavioral analysis of facial cues to deception in interactions between children and a virtual agent

Vieira Da Fonseca Serras Pereira, M., de Lange, J., Shahid, S. & Swerts, M., Mar 2018, In : International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. 15, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

facial expression

Audio-visual Analyses of Differences between Natural and Teaching Styles for Mandarin Tone Production

Han, Y., Goudbeek, M., Mos, M. & Swerts, M., 29 Aug 2018, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

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Co-speech Gestures

Learning direction matters: A study on L2 rhythm acquisition by Dutch learners of Spanish and Spanish learners of Dutch

van Maastricht, L., Krahmer, E., Swerts, M. & Prieto, P., 2018, In : Studies in Second Language Acquisition. p. 1-35

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2009 2010

  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Oral presentation

Hot Topic Presentation in the Third European Conference on Emotion (CERE 2010)

M.G.J. Swerts (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Language and speech (Journal)

M.G.J. Swerts (Editor of special issue)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Projects 2003 2008

Functions of audiovisual prosody

Swerts, M.


Project: Research project

Press / Media

Non-verbale communicatie; de waarheid achter de leugen

M.G.J. Swerts


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment