Anita Slonimska

Presentations

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  • Giulimondi, A., Campisi, E., & Slonimska, A. (2024). Simultaneity in iconic two-handed gestures: A communicative strategy for children. Talk presented at the 14th International Conference on Iconicity in Language and Literature (ILL14). Catania. 2024-05-30 - 2024-06-01.
  • Slonimska, A., Di Renzo, A., Kanakanti, M., Campisi, E., Capirci, O., & Özyürek, A. (2024). Iconicity as a communicative strategy in sign languages: Quantitative vs. qualitative modulations of constructed action for children and adults in LIS (Italian Sign Language). Talk presented at the 14th International Conference on Iconicity in Language and Literature (ILL14). Catania. 2024-05-30 - 2024-06-01.
  • Campisi, E., Slonimska, A., & Özyürek, A. (2023). Cross-linguistic differences in the use of iconicity as a communicative strategy. Poster presented at the 8th Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN 2023), Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Slonimska, A., Özyürek, A., & Capirci, O. (2023). Communicative efficiency in sign languages: The role of the visual modality-specific properties. Talk presented at the 16th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 16). Düsseldorf, Germany. 2023-08-07 - 2023-08-11.
  • Slonimska, A., Rocca, R., Wallentin, M., & Capirci, O. (2022). The role of discourse salience on perspective encoding of transitive actions in Italian Sign Language. Talk presented at the Sign Cafe 2 conference. Ragusa, Italy. 2022-10-13 - 2022-10-15.
  • Slonimska, A., Özyürek, A., & Capirci, O. (2022). Simultaneity as an emergent property of sign languages. Talk presented at the Joint Conference on Language Evolution (JCoLE). Kanazawa, Japan. 2022-09-05 - 2022-09-08.
  • Proietti, M., Di Renzo, A., Slonimska, A., & Capirci, O. (2019). A common taxonomy for coding iconic representational strategies in gestures and signs. Poster presented at the Gesture-Sign Workshop Prague 2019: Converging the Perspectives on Theories, Methods, and Applications, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Slonimska, A., Ozyurek, A., & Capirci, O. (2019). Dismantling the notion of constructed action as a metalinguistic tool: Efficient information encoding through direct representation. Poster presented at the 13th conference of Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR 13), Hamburg, Germany.
  • Slonimska, A., & Capirci, O. (2019). Encoding perspective of indicating verbs in Italian Sign Language (LIS): The role of attentional focus and informative efficiency. Talk presented at the Deictic Communication (DCOMM) –Theory and Application Conference. Norwich, UK. 2019-07-08 - 2019-07-09.
  • Slonimska, A., & Capirci, O. (2019). Encoding transitive actions in Italian Sign Language: Agent’s or patient’ s perspective?. Talk presented at the 7th conference of Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC7). Aarhus, Denmark. 2019-05-22 - 2019-05-24.
  • Slonimska, A., & Capirci, O. (2019). The role of attentonial focus in perspective encoding in Italian Sign Language. Poster presented at the 13th conference of Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR 13), Hamburg, Germany.
  • Slonimska, A., Ozyurek, A., & Capirci, O. (2019). The role of iconicity and simultaneity for efficient information encoding in signed languages: A case of Italian Sign Language (LIS). Talk presented at the 17th workshop on Iconicity (ILL17). Lund, Sweden. 2019-05-03.
  • Capirci, O., Slonimska, A., & Ozyurek, A. (2018). Constructed representation of transitive actions in Italian Sign Language: Agent’s or patient’s perspective?. Talk presented at the Sign-Café workshop. Bimingham, UK. 2018-07-30.
  • Capirci, O., Di Renzo, A., Proietti, M., Slonimska, A., & Volterra, V. (2018). Continuities between the representational strategies of gestures and signs in children’s and adults’ narratives. Talk presented at the 20th International Congress of Linguists. Cape Town, South Africa. 2018-07-02 - 2018-07-06.
  • Di Renzo, A., & Slonimska, A. (2018). L’uso delle Strutture di Grande Iconicità nei testi narrative segnati: primi dati su bambini prescolari, scolari e adulti. Talk presented at the 4° Convegno Nazionale LIS. Rome, Italy. 2018-11-10.
  • Slonimska, A., Ozyurek, A., & Capirci, O. (2018). Elicitation task for simultaneous encoding in signed languages. Poster presented at the Sign Language Acquisition and Assessment conference SLAAC, Haifa, Israel.
  • Slonimska, A., Ozyurek, A., & Capirci, O. (2018). L’uso della simultaneità per trasmettere messaggi densi di informaizoni in lingua dei segni italiana (LIS). Talk presented at the 4° Convegno Nazionale LIS. Rome, Italy. 2018-11-10.
  • Slonimska, A., Ozyurek, A., & Capirci, O. (2018). Simultaneous information encoding in Italian Sign Language. Talk presented at the fifth Attentive Listener in the Visual World (AttLis 2018). Trondheim, Norway. 2018-08-29 - 2018-08-30.
  • Slonimska, A., Ozyurek, A., & Capirci, O. (2018). Simultaneous information encoding in Italian Sign Language LIS: Methodology and preliminary results. Poster presented at the IMPRS Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Language Sciences, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Slonimska, A., Di Renzo, A., & Capirci, O. (2018). The use of Highly Iconic Structures in Italian Sign Language (LIS) in a narrative context: A developmental perspective. Talk presented at the 3rd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition (ICSLA 2018). Istanbul, Turkey. 2018-06-27 - 2018-06-29.
  • Di Renzo, A., Proietti, M., Slonimska, A., & Capirci, O. (2017). The role of Highly Iconic Structures for deictic-anaphoric operations in Italian Sign Language (LIS). Talk presented at the Language as a Form of Action Conference. Rome, Italy. 2017-06-21 - 2017-06-23.
  • Slonimska, A., & Roberts, S. G. (2017). A case for systematic sound symbolism in pragmatics:The role of the first phoneme in question prediction in context. Talk presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2017). London, UK. 2017-07-26 - 2017-07-29.
  • Slonimska, A., Roberts, S., & Levinson, S. C. (2017). Selection pressures on language emerge from interaction between individuals in conversation. Talk presented at the Inaugural Cultural Evolution Society Conference (CESC 2017). Jena, Germany. 2017-09-13 - 2017-09-15.
  • Slonimska, A., & Roberts, S. (2016). A case for systematic sound symbolism in pragmatics: Universals in wh-words. Talk presented at the 8th Junior Researchers Meeting in Applied Linguistics (JRM 2016). Tallinn, Estonia. 2016-05-19 - 2016-05-21.
  • Slonimska, A., & Roberts, S. (2016). A case for systematic sound symbolism in pragmatics: Universals in wh-words. Poster presented at the LOT Winter School 2016, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
  • Slonimska, A., & Roberts, S. (2016). The lexicon adapts to interaction. Talk presented at the “Diachronic and functional explanations in typology” workshop within 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Naples, Italy. 2016-09-03.
  • Slonimska, A., Ozyurek, A., & Campisi, E. (2016). The role of addressee’s age in use of ostensive signals to gestures and their effectiveness. Talk presented at the 3rd Attentive Listener in the Visual World (AttLis 2016) workshop. Potsdam, Germany. 2016-03-10 - 2016-03-11.
  • Slonimska, A., Ozyurek, A., & Campisi, E. (2016). Markers of communicative intent through ostensive signals and their effectiveness in multimodal demonstrations to adults and children. Talk presented at the 7th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS7). Paris, France. 2016-07-18 - 2016-07-22.

    Abstract

    In face-to-face interaction people adapt their multimodal message to fit their addressees’ informational needs. In doing so they are likely to mark their communicative intent by accentuating the relevant information provided by both speech and gesture. In the present study we were interested in the strategies by which speakers highlight their gestures (by means of ostensive signals like eye gaze and/or ostensive speech) for children in comparison to adults in a multimodal demonstration task. Moreover, we investigated the effectiveness of the ostensive signals to gestures and asked whether addressees shift their attention to the gestures highlighted by the speakers through different ostensive signals. Previous research has identified some of these ostensive signals (Streeck 1993; Gullberg & Kita 2009), but have not investigated how often they occur and whether they are designed for and attended to by different types of addressees. 48 Italians, born and raised in Sicily, participated in the study. 16 chosen Italian adult participants (12 female, 7 male, age range 20-30) were assigned the role of the speakers, while other 16 adults and 16 children (age range 9-10) had a role of the addressees. The task of the speaker was to describe the rules of a children’s game, which consists of using wooden blocks of different shapes to make a path without gaps. Speakers’ descriptions were coded for words and representational gestures, as well as for three types of ostensive signals highlighting the gestures – 1) eye gaze, 2) ostensive speech and 3) combination of eye gaze and ostensive speech to gesture. Addressees’ eye gaze to speakers’ gestures were coded and annotated whether eye gaze was directed to highlighted or not highlighted gesture. Overall eye gaze was the most common signal followed by ostensive speech and multimodal signals. We found that speakers were likely to highlight more gestures with children than with adults when all three types of signals were considered together. However, when treated separately, results revealed that speakers used more combined ostensive signals for children than for adults, but they were also likely to use more eye gaze towards their gestures with other adults than with children. Furthermore, both groups of addressees gazed more at gestures highlighted by the speakers in comparison to gestures that were not highlighted at all. The present study provides the first quantitative insights in regard to how speakers highlight their gestures and whether the age of the addressee influences the effectiveness of the ostensive signals. Speakers mark the communicative relevance of their gestures with different types of ostensive signals and by taking different types of addressees into account. In turn, addressees - not only adults but also children – take advantage of the provided signals to these gestures
  • Slonimska, A., Ozyurek, A., & Campisi, E. (2015). Markers of communicative relevance of gesture. Talk presented at the “Nijmegen-Tilburg Multi-modality“ workshop. Tilburg, The Netherlands. 2015-10-24.
  • Slonimska, A., Ozyurek, A., & Campisi, E. (2015). Ostensive signals: Markers of communicative relevance of gesture during demonstration to adults and children. Talk presented at the 4th GESPIN - Gesture & Speech in Interaction Conference. Nantes, France. 2015-09-02 - 2015-09-04.
  • Slonimska, A. (2013). Phenomenon of Italian Emblematic Gestures (orig. Itāļu žestu valodas fenomens). Talk presented at the scientific student conference “ZinātMāksla“. Riga, Latvia. 2013-04-18.

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