Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Stephen C. Levinson

Gesture (6 entries)

The Gesture project studies the production and comprehension of manual gestures as well as their integration in composite utterances of gesture and speech.

(6 entries)

Locally-Anchored Spatial Gestures (v. 2)

Gesture is an integral part of face-to-face communication, and provides a rich area for cross-cultural comparison. “Locally-anchored spatial gestures” are gestures that are roughly oriented to the actual geographical directionMore →

Ethnography of Pointing

Pointing gestures are recognised to be a primary manifestation of human social cognition and communicative capacity. The goal of this task is to collect empirical descriptions of pointing practices inMore →

Locally-Anchored Narrative

As for Locally-anchored spatial gestures task, version 2, a major goal of this task is to elicit locally-anchored spatial gestures across different cultures. “Locally-anchored spatial gestures” are gestures that areMore →

Ethnography of Pointing Questionnaire

Pointing gestures are recognised to be a primary manifestation of human social cognition and communicative capacity. The goal of this task is to collect empirical descriptions of pointing practices inMore →

“Locally-Anchored Spatial Gestures”: Historical Description of the Local Environment As a Gesture Elicitation Task

Gesture is an integral part of face-to-face communication, and provides a rich area for cross-cultural comparison. “Locally-anchored spatial gestures” are gestures that are roughly oriented to the actual geographical directionMore →

Recommendations for Data Collection for Gesture Studies

Do our hands ‘speak the same language’ across cultures? Gesture is the silent partner of spoken languages in face-to-face interaction, but we still have a lot to learn about gestureMore →