Visual Communication. Theoretical, Empirical, and Applied Perspectives

DFG Priority Programme (start 2022)

ViCom investigates the special features and linguistic significance of visual communication. This comprises sign languages as fully developed natural languages which exclusively rely on the visual channel for communication, but also visual means that enhance spoken language such as gestures. It aims at disclosing the specific characteristics of the visual modality as a communication channel and its interaction with other channels (especially the auditory channel) to develop a comprehensive theoretical linguistic model of human communication and its cognitive foundations.


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DFG Priority Programme ViCom: Call for Proposals

Priority Programme “Visual Communication. Theoretical, Empirical, and Applied Perspectives (ViCom)” (SPP 2392) In March 2021, the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) established the Priority Programme “Visual Communication. Theoretical, Empirical, and Applied Perspectives (ViCom)” (SPP 2392). The programme is designed to run for six years. The present call invites proposals for the first three-year funding period. The overall goal of ViCom is to investigate…

DGfS-Workshop: Visual Communication. New Theoretical and Empirical Developments

Workshop at the Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) 2022 Location: University of Tübingen Date: February 23-25, 2022 Invited presenters Ellen Fricke (TU Chemnitz) Okan Kubus (Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal) Jeremy Kuhn (Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS-EHESS-ENS) Meeting description Formal linguistics traditionally has a strong focus on the analysis of the form and meaning of spoken and written language. In this context,…