HCI2018 – 2-6 July

ESR Samuel Navas Medrano will present his research ‘Deictic Communication across Distances: Visualising Remote Pointing Gestures on Mobile Devices’ at the 32nd British Human Computer Interaction Conference in Belfast.  Details of the Conference Programme and Samuel’s presentation are available at HCI2018

Sharing the Experience

At a recent event for prospective PhD students and current post-docs, ESR Merlijn Breunesse shared her experience of being a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow on the DCOMM Grant.  The event, joining organised by the Freidrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and KoWi (Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen), considered ‘Research in Europe’ and funding mechanisms.

20th International Congress of Linguists 2018

ESR Merlijn Breunesse and her colleague, Barthe Bloom, have had a poster accepted for the 20th International Congress of Linguists 2018 to be held in Cape Town in July.   The Abstract for  “The role of (inter)subjectification in the development of the Norwegian preproprial article into the psychologically distal demonstrative” -can be viewed here

Demonstratives in bilinguals: the case of Mallorca

ESR Emanuela Todisco recently presented her research in Cadiz, Spain.  Hosted by the Universitat de les Illes Ballears, Spain, her research (with PI Professor Pedro Guijarro Fuentes)  was presented at the XXXVI AESLA International Conference. A sample of 100 simultaneous bilinguals is being recruited to conduct a pioneering experiment focusing on the adult production of demonstratives. For more information read the Abstract at AESLA2018

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.