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Fundamentals of human communication reside not only in our ability to use speech but also to recruit our body for meaningful expression. "Language in our hands: sign and gesture" is a research group within the Centre for Language Studies (Language in Mind research programme) of the Radboud University Nijmegen that investigates the relations between the body, language, cognition and communication.


The underlying question is to what extent our bodily actions interact with language structures, its processing and use in communication. We focus on two domains of human communicative behavior that use visual-spatial modality for expression:
1) gestures that speakers use while speaking
2) sign languages used by deaf people

The activities of this project are also subsumed under the Neurobiology of Language Department.


Our  research program proceeds in 4 different strands:

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