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Nijmegen Gesture Centre Lecture Series 2018

  • NGC Lecture
    Title: A multimodal and temporal account of lexical and gestural alignment
    Speakers: Prof. Geert Brône &  Dr. Bert Oben (Leuven University, Belgium)
    Date (and time): 6th November 2018 (1.30-3.00pm)
    Place: Oval Office, Trigon Building, RU.


Past Lectures

  • NGC Lecture
    Title: Production and comprehension of American Sign Language referring expressions: Modality-general and modality-specific influences
    Speaker: Anne Theresa Frederikson (UC San Diego, USA)
    Date (and time): 4th September 2018 (2.00-3.30 pm)
    Place: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen, room 163
  • NGC Lecture
    Title: Asymmetries in Pointing: Who, When, Where and Why
    Speaker: Prof. Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut, USA)
    Date (and time): 7th May 2018 (1.30-3.00 pm)
    Place: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen, room 163


Iconicity Focus Group Workshop 2017

The Iconicity Focus Group is a collective of researchers at Radboud University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics interested in the role of iconicity in language.The group is led by Gerardo Ortega, Aslı Özyürek, and Mark Dingemanse.

In July (6-7) 2017 they will be organising a workshop entitled "Types of iconicity in language use, development, and processing" at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. During the workshop there will be lectures about both gestures and sign language.

More information can be found on the website of the Iconicity Focus Group.

NGC-related Courses

  • Multimodal Language, Cognition and the Brain (1)
    Course in 'Research Master Cognitive Neuroscience' and 'Research Master Language and Communication', Radboud University Nijmegen
    Scheduled: Period 1 and 2
    Lecturers: dr. O.A.  Crasborn and prof. dr. Aslı Özyürek
    Objectives: Most research on language takes speech as the main domain of investigation. However, speakers use not only speech but also meaningful hand movements called ‘gestures' when they speak. Furthermore, deaf communities use sign languages that are produced and perceived only in the visual-spatial modality. This course aims to give an interdisciplinary and state of the art overview of the role of the body in the structuring, functioning and the development of the human language faculty. The course will present findings from these new fields relating them to discussions of embodied cognition and semantics, situated use of language, the link between language and action and their neural correlates.
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