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Title:
Up; down; in and out: Following the Path in speech and gesture in Danish and Italian
Author:
Bjørn Wessel-Tolvig: Centre for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Year:
2014
Conference:
Proceedings from the 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication University of Malta; Valletta; October 17-18; 2013
Issue:
101
Article no.:
009
Pages:
73-81
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2014-06-24
ISBN:
978-91-7519-266-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This paper investigates cross-linguistic speech-gesture differences in a ‚Äėprototypical‚Äô satellite framed language (Danish) and a language with split system possibilities for lexicalization (Italian). It is often claimed that languages have specific inventories for lexicalizing motion which are reflected in gestural repertoires. But how are gestures expressed in a language that easily encodes PATH of motion either in verb roots or in satellites? Results from Danish and Italian show cross-linguistic differences in speech and gesture patterns and suggest that gesture production is more a result of the speakers‚Äô on-line utterance conceptualization processes rather than language-specific cognitive diversity.

Proceedings from the 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication University of Malta; Valletta; October 17-18; 2013

Author:
Bjørn Wessel-Tolvig
Title:
Up; down; in and out: Following the Path in speech and gesture in Danish and Italian
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Proceedings from the 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication University of Malta; Valletta; October 17-18; 2013

Author:
Bjørn Wessel-Tolvig
Title:
Up; down; in and out: Following the Path in speech and gesture in Danish and Italian
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