Connecting discourse in speech and gesture

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Programme

International workshop Connecting discourse in speech and gesture

30-31 March 2017

Lund University Humanities Lab

The workshop will take place at LUX (Helgonavägen 3), Lund University, Sweden.

March 30
Room: LUX - B251

SESSION 1 Discourse cohesion and coherence

Chair: Maria Graziano

09:00 Registration

09:30 – 09:45  Welcome and introduction

09:45 – 10:30

Sandra Debreslioska & Marianne Gullberg, Lund University, Sweden

The interaction of gesture frequency and viewpoint with linguistic markers of information status

10:30 – 11:00  Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45 

Ted Sanders, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

The cognition of coherence relations and connectives: Converging evidence from language use, acquisition and discourse processing

11:45 – 12:30 

Emanuela Campisi1,2 & Marianne Gullberg2, 1University of Catania, Italy; 2Lund University, Sweden

Cohesion is heard and seen: cross-linguistic differences in gestures referring to the same entities in sustained discourse

12:30 – 13:00  DISCUSSION

13:00 – 14:30  Lunch

SESSION 2 Interaction and pragmatics

Chair: Emanuela Campisi

14:30 – 15:15

Judith Holler, Donders Institute, Radboud University & Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The role of the body in rendering conversation a cohesive joint activity

15:15 – 15:45  Coffee break

15:45 – 16:30  Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Open Hand Supine as an expression of epistemic modality in Danish Sign Language

16:30 – 17:00  DISCUSSION

19:00               Dinner

March 31
Room: LUX - C121

SESSION 3 Developmental perspectives      

Chair: Marianne Gullberg

09:00 Registration

09:30 – 10:15 

Danielle Matthews, University of Sheffield, UK

Learning about discourse: Some evidence from preschoolers' language acquisition.

10:15 – 11:00                         

Elena Levy, University of Connecticut, USA

The multimodal development of discourse

11:00 – 11:30  Coffee break

11:30 – 12:15             

Maria Graziano, Lund University, Sweden

Bimodal narratives: Developmental perspectives on the use of gestures to mark narrative structure

12:00 – 12:30  DISCUSSION

12:30 – 12:45  CLOSING REMARKS

12:45   Lunch