Conference 1: Understanding deictic communication, ‘Language as a form of action’

The 13 Early Stage Researchers presented their research at the ‘Language as a form of action’ Conference at CNR, Rome.

The aim of the conference was to approach gesture and sign language research in an interdisciplinary way by bringing together researchers working on these topics from the fields of linguistics, neuroscience, developmental psychology, developmental robotics, philosophy, and other related disciplines. The conference explored the concept of “language” in its full complexity, i.e., by considering the interaction of vocal and manual (including non-manual features) modalities in spoken languages as well as in signed languages.







Kick-off meeting

The DCOMM kick-off meeting took place at the University of East Anglia, UK on 23/24 May 2016.  Beneficiaries and Partners attended the two day event to hear about the work currently taking place across all sites and discuss proposals for the projects and possible options for training.

Attendees point to that camera

‘This’ or ‘that’ camera? Attendees at the DCOMM kick-off event consider how language and gesture are used in concert to refer to objects in the world