Call for Posters: Gesture-Sign Workshop Prague 2019

Faculty of Arts, Charles University invites to the Gesture-Sign Workshop Prague 2019 that will take place on 16-17 May 2019. The workshop is organized by the Empirical Perspectives on Communication and Cognition research group and the Czech Association for Language and Cognition with support of the European Regional Development Fund-Project “Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World” (No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734).

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers who share the focus on multimodality but come from different areas. In particular, its goal is to provide an opportunity for a discussion between

  • gesture researchers and sign linguists
  • researchers who work with experimental (or generally quantitative) methods and those who approach the of multimodality qualitatively

Talks will be given by invited speakers – both gesture researchers and sign linguists. Alongside keynote (Gerardo Ortega (University of Birmingham), Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas (Universidad de Murcia), Pamela Perniss (Universität Köln) and Jürgen Streeck (University of Texas)) and guest talks, posters will be presented on both days of the workshop. The workshop programme will be concluded by a general discussion (conducted by Jan P. de Ruiter (Tufts University)).

We invite submissions of abstracts for poster presentations contributing to the broad topic of the workshop. Empirical contributions presenting various ways of dealing with multimodal data are particularly welcome.

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (excluding references, tables or diagrams). Abstracts must be anonymized and sent in pdf format via email to by 28 February 2019.

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