Talks

2018

Gestenforschung meets DaZ – Zum Potenzial von gestischen Praktiken in der Sprachvermittlung

18.12.2018 Linguistisches Kolloquium der Germanistischen Linguistik Bayreuth (invited by Karin Birkner), together with Silva Ladewig

Mit den Händen sprechen – Gesten und ihre Relevanz für Sprache und Sprachvermittlung

15.11.2018, Workshop “Einstellungen zu gesprochener Sprache: Erwartungen und Stereotype”, Universität Koblenz-Landau Campus Landau (invited by Jan Georg Schneider)

Stimme, Körper, Affekt – Neuere Erkenntnisse der Kommunikationsforschung für polizeiliche Einsatzsituationen

09.10.2018, workshop for police and social scientists “Deeskalation durch Kommunikation: Konzepte zur polizeilichen Aus- und Fortbildung”, Bamberg (invited by Albin Muff)

Kulturelle Diversität sprachlicher und körperlicher Praktiken im DaZ-Unterricht

14. September 2018, conference of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL) e.V., theme session “Sprachliche Integration von Geflüchteten” (Organizers Karin Birkner, Britta Hufeisen, Peter Rosenberg, Christoph Schröder), together wit Uta Großmann & Silva Ladewig

Verbo-gestural negation in Savosavo

5. July 2018, 8. conference of the International Society for Gestures Studies, Cape Town (South Afrika), theme session “Gestural diversity and gestural typology” (organizers Kensy Cooperrider, Olivier Le Guen), together with Claudia Wegener

Handling talk in German and Savosavo – A cross-linguistic perspective on discursive functions of gestures

8. July 2018, 8. conference of the International Society for Gestures Studies, Cape Town (South Afrika), theme session “The Diversity of Recurrency: Recurrent gestures across cultures” (organizers Simon Harrison, Jana Bressem, Silva Ladewig), together with Claudia Wegener

sägen, schrauben, stecken – Wer macht was wie womit wo und wann?

16. February 2018, scientific symposium on gesture research, exhibition “Gestures – in the past, present, and future”  14. until 16. February 2018 at the Saxon Museum of Industry, Chemnitz together with Ellen Fricke and Daniel Schöller

Recurrent gestures in interaction

2. February 2018, Rhythm and sound in performative practices and psychotherapy, FRIAS, Freiburg together with Silva Ladewig, (invited by Stefan Pfänder)

2017

Wischen, werfen, halten – Handlungen als Quelle für konventionalisierte Gesten des Alltagsgebrauchs

15th International Congress of the German Society for Semiotics, Passau, theme session “Objektgebrauch als Zeichenprozess in „realen“ und virtuellen Welten: Wie aus Handlungen Gesten werden” (organizers: Jana Bressem, Ellen Fricke, Irene Mittelberg, Roland Posner)  

Lemmatization and Meaning Representation of Gestures in an Electronic Dictionary

5. eLex Konferenz (electronic lexicography), Leiden, Netherlands, together with Daniel Schöller and Ellen Fricke

Gestures and technological innovation: Metaphorical concepts and empractical speaking as basis for constructing human-machine interfaces

15tn International Pragmatics Conference, Belfast, Irland, theme session “Empractical speaking and knowledge construction” (organizers: Stefan Hauser and Wolfgang Kesselheim)

Schematicity in gestural repetitions

14th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Tartu, Estland, theme session “Specificity and schematicity in gestures and in signed languages” (Organisation Cornelia Müller and Terry Janzen)

Gesten zwischen Konvention und Spontanität: Sprachliche Multimodalität aus kognitiv-linguistischer Perspektive

30. June 2017, keynote speech at the GAL Research School „Methodische Zugänge zur mündlichen Kommunikation zwischen Institution, Konvention und Individualität“, Halle (invited by Clara Finke)


2016

From embodiment to construction – The case of away gestures

31. October 2016, International Workshop Methods in Multimodal Communication Research (MeMuMo), Moscow State Linguistic University, together with Cornelia Müller (invited by Alan Cienki)

Recurrent gestures in Savosavo – the case of sweeping and holding away

19. July 2016, ISGS 2016 “Gesture – Creativity – Multimodality”, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3, together with Nicole Stein and Claudia Wegener

Ambiguität in Rede und Geste

24. June 2016, Workshop “Ambiguität und Medien” an der Universität Tübingen (invited by Nicolas Potysch)

Recurrent gestural patterns and the notion of multimodal constructions

10.03. 2016, Workshop “Towards a Multimodal Construction Grammar”, Osnabrück (invited by Elisabeth Zima)

Recurrence in gestures

11.03. 2016, Workshop “Towards a Multimodal Construction Grammar”, Osnabrück (invited by Elisabeth Zima), together with Irene Mittelberg

Verbo–kinesic constructions

4. March 2016, Workshop „Media Archives and Corpus Analysis“, FU Berlin together with Silva H. Ladewig and Cornelia Müller (invited by Center for Advanced Film Studies “Cinepoetics“, FU Berlin)

Konventionalisierte Gesten des Alltagsgebrauchs

27. January 2016, lecture series „Mit den Händen sprechen“ (TU Chemnitz) at the Staatliches Museum für Archäologie Chemnitz

Grammatik der Gesten: Struktur und Funktionen von Gesten im Sprachgebrauch

14. January 2016, Symposium “Gesten gestalten – Spielräume zwischen Sichtbarkeit und Hörbarkeit” at the university for  der Hochschule fürr Musik und Theater „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“, Leipzig (invited by Constanze Rora)


2015

Körperperformanz in Buchtrailern

30. October 2015, Workshop “BuchFilmWerbung. Der Buchtrailer als Kunstform und Marketinginstrument” in Chemnitz

Einführung in Multimodalität und Gestenforschung

30. December 2015, Workshop at the annual conference “Stimme-Medien-Sprechkunst” of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprechwissenschaft und Sprecherziehung (DGSS) in Marburg (invited by Eva-Maria Gauß)

Structuring and highlighting speech – Discursive functions of holding away ges- tures in Savosavo

03. September 2015, International conference GESPIN 2015, Nantes, Frankreich (together with Nicole Stein and Claudia Wegener)

Conceptualizing plurality in speech and gestures

24. July 2015, 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Northumbria University, UK, theme session “Grammar, Speakers’ Gestures, and Conceptualization” (organizers Alan Cienki und Geert Brône)

The family of Away gestures: Embodied roots of negative assessment, refusal, and negation

23.  July 2015, 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Northumbria University, UK, theme session “Grammar, Speakers’ Gestures, and Conceptualization” (organizers Alan Cienki und Geert Brône) together with Cornelia Müller

Recurrent gestures in Savosavo: The case of sweeping and holding away

10. February 2015, Linguistic colloquium, University of Bielefeld (invited by Claudia Wegener)


2014

The “Negative-Assessment-Construction”: A multimodal pattern

30.-02. October 2013, 6th international conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Erlangen (together with Cornelia Müller)

The family of Away gestures: Embodied roots of negative assessment, refusal, and negation

8.-11. July 2014, 6th conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, San Diego (together with Cornelia Müller)

From embodied practices to coherent islands of meaning: the Away gesture family

03. Februar 2014 Workshop “Speech and gesture: Embodied cultural practices” an der Europa-Universität Viadrina, zusammen mit Cornelia Müller


2013

Ways of constructing action in multimodal communication

12.-15. March 2013, 35th Annual Conference of the
German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Potsdam, theme session  “Linguistic Foundations of Narration in Spoken and Sign Languages” (Organizers: Anika Hübl and Markus Steinbach) (together with Silva H. Ladewig and Cornelia Müller)

Gestural repetitions and the construction of multimodal utterance meaning

12.-15. March 2013, 35. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwisenschaft (DGfS), Potsdam, theme session  “Interface Issues of Gestures and Verbal Semantics and Pragmatics” (Organizers: Cornelia Ebert und Hannes Rieser)


2012

Embodied constructions as groundings for multimodal meaning

11. October 2012, 5. international conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Freiburg

Forming multimodal utterances: Semantic and syntactic integration of gestures into speech

10. September, 43. Poznan Linguistic Meeting, Poznan, Poland. Theme session “Multimodality in interpersonal communication: empirical evidence and theoretical explanation” (organizer: Cornelia Müller) (together with Silva H. Ladewig)

Duplicating gestures signs and words: Similarities of repetitions across modalities

24. July 2012, 5. Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Lund (Sweden), Theme session „Gestures and their relation to speech and sign“ (Organizers: Silva H. Ladewig, Jana Bressem and Simon Harrison)


2011

Image-schemas, metonymy, and metaphor in gestural negation

18. october, lecture series “Os Sentidos da Gestualidade”, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil (invited by Evani Viotti)

From embodied experience to grammatical notion: image-schemas, metonymy, and metaphor in gestural negation

26.-28. October, Fourth International Conference on “Metaphor in Language and Thought”, Porto Alegre, Brazil (together with Cornelia Müller and Ellen Fricke)


2010

Recurrent gestures: Families of manual actions as bases of gesture families

25. July ISGS 2010, Frankfurt (Oder), (together with Cornelia Müller & Ellen Fricke)

Recurrent forms and contexts: families of gestures in non-human primates

25. July ISGS 2010, Frankfurt (Oder), (together with Katja Liebal & Cornelia Müller)

Pounding the verbal utterance: forms and functions of beats

27. July ISGS 2010, Frankfurt (Oder)

Was unser Körper weiß – Vermittlung von Wissen durch Gesten

09. July, Symposium “Das Wechselspiel der Wissensformen”, TU-Berlin


2009

Recurrent gestures: Protoforms of linguistic structures in gestures

24. – 26. september, GESPIN together with Cornelia Müller and Ellen Fricke
Theme Session: “Towards a grammar of gesture” (Organizers: Jana Bressem, Silva Ladewig, Cornelia Müller, Susanne Tag)


2008

Gestural communication in apes – a comparative approach

09. – 12. October, DGS, Stuttgart, together with Katja Liebal

Clusters of image schematic patterns in coverbal gestures

25. – 27. September 2008, GCLA, Leipzig
Theme Session “Motivation in gesture: Image and motor schemas and their metaphorical extensions” (Organizers: Irene Mittelberg, Cornelia Müller)

Discovering structures in gestures on the basis of the four parameters of sign language

27. – 29. February, DGfS, Bamberg together with Silva H. Ladewig


2007

Systematic distribution of form features in coverbal gestures-applying corpus linguistics in gesture research

8. – 13. july,  IPrA, Göteborg, Schweden


2006

Gestik als Medium: Zur Struktur und Bedeutung redebegleitender Gesten

July Universität Potsdam