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.