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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 2020

Contextualising Smiles: Is Perception of Smile Genuineness Influenced by Situation and Culture?

Mui, H. C., Gan, Y., Goudbeek, M. & Swerts, M., 9 Feb 2020, In : Perception. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

The Role of the Auditory and Visual Modalities in the Perceptual Identification of Brazilian Portuguese Statements and Echo Questions

Miranda, L., Swerts, M., Moraes, J. & Rilliard, A., 20 Jan 2020, In : Language and Speech.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Effects of Modality and Speaking Style on Mandarin Tone Identification by Non-Native Listeners

Han, Y., Goudbeek, M., Mos, M. & Swerts, M., 2019, In : Phonetica: Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Phonetik. 76, 4, p. 263-286 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Having a different pointing of view about the future: The effect of signs on co-speech gestures about time in Mandarin–CSL bimodal bilinguals

Gu, Y., Zheng, Y. & Swerts, M., Aug 2019, In : Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 22, 4, p. 836-847 12 p., 1366728918000652.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Co-speech Gestures
Open Access

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

Prizes / Recognition

Humboldt Research Award

Marc Swerts (Recipient), 2019