Date Posted: 7/05/2011

An article in Nature's News & Comments section features work by CS PhD student Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and CS/IS faculty member Lillian Lee that revealed the existence of linguistic coordination in fictional dialogs, particularly movie scripts. The aim of the study was to shed light on previous hypotheses regarding coordination in real-life dialogs.

The article quotes philologists, professors of communication, psychologists, and Pulp Fiction. "How movies mirror our mimicry" is available online from The paper and detailed data can be found online.