LINGUIST List 32.3028

Sun Sep 26 2021

Summer Schools: Gestures: How to analyse forms, functions, and meanings / Online

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 24-Sep-2021
From: Alan Cienki <>
Subject: Gestures: How to analyse forms, functions, and meanings / Online
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Host Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Dates: 10-Jan-2022 - 14-Jan-2022
Location: Online, via Zoom, Netherlands

Focus: - How to study speakers’ hand movements in terms of units of analysis and in terms of the forms these gestures take. - How speakers refer to ideas through pointing and depiction. - How manual gestures qualify what speakers say by indicating emphasis and different stances (perspectives). - How some gestures are more, and others less, dependent on speech.
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: The course is intended for MA students, PhD candidates, and professionals.

This introduction to gesture analysis is geared towards MA and PhD students as well as professionals. It is intended for those who have no background in gesture studies but who wish to learn more about communication by studying speakers’ manual movements in relation to language use. The course will be taught in English; it will be led by Prof. Alan Cienki (Director of the MA program in Multimodal Communication at VU Amsterdam and of the Multimodal Communication and Cognition Lab ‘PoliMod’ at Moscow State Linguistic University). Registration is now open, and there is an early-bird discount for those registering by Oct. 1.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Tuition Explanation:

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 15-Nov-2021

Financial Aid Instructions:

Registration: 24-Sep-2021 to 15-Nov-2021
Contact Person: Jan Kostelijk

Registration Instructions:

Page Updated: 26-Sep-2021