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Polish native speakers were asked to perform six Polish counting-out rhymes in different conditions. The counting-out game involves rhythmically uttering a rhyme while pointing at the other players of the game. It is typically played by children, for example by randomly choosing a person that will do something. An example of a counting-out rhyme in English is: *Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,* *Catch a tiger by the toe.* *If he hollers, let him go,* *Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.* The experiment was a within-subjects design and involved a total of four movement- and one still condition. The movement conditions involved pointing with the left or the right hand at a self-paced “normal” speed, and an “enhanced” speed condition (i.e., four conditions in total: left-hand normal speed, left-hand fast speed, right-hand normal speed, right-hand fast speed). For the still condition, participants were asked to read the rhyme without any movement. All participants were right-handed. Participants were unconstrained in their motion. They were asked to play the counting-out game with a teddy bear acting as another person with whom they were playing. The teddy bear was sitting on a chair about 1.5m away from the participant. The movement of the participants was tracked with twelve Optitrack 13 motion capture cameras. Participants wore an Optitrack jacket, Optitrack gloves, and a headband with a total of 15 markers. An additional marker was placed at the nose of the teddy bear. The study was designed to investigate speech-gesture coordination in a relatively natural setting. Motion conditions were varied to better understand their effect on speech. The data was originally collected by Katarzyna Stoltmann and Susanne Fuchs. ![][1] *Example of amplitude envelope, F0 and acceleration time series. Plots on the right side show enlarged sections with peaks under study in the current paper: A - acceleration peak, B - deceleration peak, C - F0 peak, D - amplitude envelope peak.* **Associated publications:** Stoltmann, Katarzyna, & Fuchs, Susanne (2017). Syllable-pointing gesture coordination in Polish counting out rhymes: The effect of speech rate. Journal of Multimodal Communication Studies, 4(1-2), 63-68. Stoltmann, Katarzyna, & Fuchs, Susanne (2017). The influence of handedness and pointing direction on deictic gestures and speech interaction: Evidence from motion capture data on Polish counting-out rhymes. In Proceedings of AVSP (pp. 21-25). Kadavá, Šárka, Aleksandra Ćwiek, Katarzyna Stoltmann, Susanne Fuchs & Wim Pouw (accepted to ICPhS 2023). Is gesture-speech physics at work in rhythmic pointing? Evidence from Polish counting-out rhymes. Ćwiek, Aleksandra, Šárka Kadavá, Katarzyna Stoltmann, Wim Pouw & Susanne Fuchs (submitted to GESPIN 2023). When Gestures Enter the Game, Prosody Breaks the Rules. [1]:
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