Presentations & Posters from the DGfS-Workshop: Visual Communication. New Theoretical and Empirical Developments


Cornelia Ebert, Clemens Steiner-Mayr & Markus Steinbach (University of Frankfurt/Main & University of Göttingen)

Visual communication. Theoretical, empirical, and applied perspectives (SPP 2392)

Sarah Bauer (University of Hamburg)

Looking at place of articulation as a first approach to identifying metaphors of German Sign Language in the domain of ‘cognition’

Ronny Bujok, Antje Meyer & Hans Rutger Bosker (MPI for Psycholinguistics & Donders Institute, Radboud University)

The role of visual articulatory vs. gestural cues in audiovisual lexical stress perception

Maria Esipova (University of Oslo)

From performatives to performances

Volker Gast (University of Jena)

Communicating with the eyebrows. A corpus-based study of facial articulation in interviews with David Letterman

Patrick Georg Grosz, Elsi Kaiser & Francesco Pierini (University of Oslo, University of Southern California & École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)

Beat-related face emoji in multimodal written communication

Anna Kuder (University of Warsaw & University of Köln)

Palm-up and throw-away gestures in Polish, German and Russian Sign Language – A corpus-based study

Jeremy Kuhn (invited presentation, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Institut Jean Nicod)

Dynamic iconicity

Emar Maier (University of Groningen)

Face emojis as use-conditional pictures 🤔

Liona Paulus & Jana Hosemann (invited presentation, University of Köln)

Gestures in voicing during sign language interpreting – a new perspective

Cécile Meier (University of Frankfurt/Main)

Arbitrary mapping and object frequency

Patrick C. Trettenbrein, Matteo Maran, Nina-Kristin Pendzich, Jan Pohl, Thomas Finkbeiner, Angela D. Friederici & Emiliano Zaccarella (MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of Göttingen & University of Potsdam)

Can detection of extraneous visual signals reveal the syntactic structure of sign language?

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Lara Billion, Melanie Huth & Rose Vogel (University of Frankfurt/Main)

Mathematics as a handicraft – Gesture and action use of young learners while working on diagrams

Celina I. von Eiff & Stefan R. Schweinberger (University of Jena)

Visual effects from facial information to voice perception in normal hearing individuals and cochlear implant users

Natasha Janzen Ulbricht & Michaela Sambanis (FU Berlin)

“Gestures are good because they tell you what’s coming.” Classroom-based empirical studies on gesture and second language word learning

Helene Kreysa, Maria Glaser, Hannah-Sophia Boltz & Stefan R. Schweinberger (University of Jena, HU Berlin & Jena University Hospital)

Multimodal communication: The impact of an instructor’s eye gaze on cognitive performance in a spoken question-answer interaction