Info from the University of Warwick:

We are hosting a workshop on “the role of gesture in cognitive and linguistic processes” at the University of Warwick (UK) on the 25th of July, 2017.

Would you please distribute the following Call for Abstracts to subscribers of your mailing list? All the below information is also available from: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/psych/research/language/gesture2017

Thank you in advance,

Suzanne Aussems, Jacob Barker, & Sotaro Kita

Call for abstracts

We are pleased to announce our student-led workshop on “The role of gesture in cognitive and linguistic processes”, hosted by the University of Warwick, on the 25th of July 2017.

The workshop is aimed at postgraduate (Master’s and PhD) students who would like to present their research in a friendly environment. Our goal is to offer these students the opportunity to discuss their findings with peers and academics during the day of the workshop, which could help them to write up their research for academic journals and their dissertation. Students who are not presenting, postdocs, and lecturers are more than welcome to join the audience.

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the influences of seeing and producing gesture on information processing, reasoning, language processing, problem-solving, word learning, and memory in both adults and children. We welcome behavioural, observational, and neuroscientific findings from researchers working in the fields of psychology, linguistics, gesture studies, cognitive science, and neuroscience.

The plenary speaker will be Sotaro Kita, whose talk is titled: “How do gestures influence speaking and thinking?