Recurrent gestures in Savosavo

Based on the detailed analysis of two types of recurrent gesture, the project provides the starting point for further analyses and the identification of a possible repertoire of recurrent gestures of Savosavo. As the majority of gesture research is based on German, English, French and Spanish data, the project seeks at a first systematic description and documentation of a particular gesture type in a non-European language and thus contributes to recent gesture research on recurrent gestures.

Informationen on the DoBes project: http://www.mpi.nl/DOBES/projects/savosavo/

Publications are available here.


duration of project: January 2013 until March 2014,

funding: VolkswagenStiftung

project leader: Dr. Jana Bressem (Chemnitz), Dr. Claudia Wegener (Bielefeld)

project members: Nicole Stein, Dpl. (Frankfurt, Oder)