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The Semantics and Pragmatics of Everyday Gestures


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International Symposium April 23 - 26, 1998
Technical University of Berlin 
Interdisciplinary Research Project: 
Gesture Recognition with Sensor Gloves Free University of Berlin 
Linguistics Department 
Program

April 24
Friday
9:30 - 9:40
Roland Posner
Opening of the Symposium
Morning Session
Chair: Dagmar Schmauks
The Berlin Dictionary of Everyday Gestures
9:40 - 10:00
Roland Posner
The Semantics and Pragmatics of Berlin Everyday Gestures
10:00 - 10:30
Frank Hofmann and Günter Hommel
Gesture Recognition with the TUB-SensorGlove
10:30 - 11:00
Thomas Velten and Ernst Obermeier
Micromechanical Sensors for Applications in Gesture Recognition
11:00 - 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:45
Thomas Noll
The Structure of Dictionary Entries: Syntactics and Semantics
11:45 - 12:15
Reinhard Krüger
The Structure of Dictionary Entries: Etymology
12:15  - 12:45
Massimo Serenari
The Structure of Dictionary Entries: Field Work
12:45 - 13:00
Discussion
13:00 - 15:00
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session
Chair: Penny Boyes-Braem
The Pragmatics of Everyday Gestures
15:00 - 15:40
Cornelia Müller
On Gestures in Speech-Pauses
15:40 - 16:20
Monica Rector and Salvato Trigo
Body Signs and Gestures in Portuguese Speaking Countries
16:20 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:10
Peter Collett
Problems and Procedures in the Study of Gestures
17:10 - 17:50
Christine Kühn
Body and Soul: Gestures as Mediators in Communication





April 25
Saturday
Morning Session
Chair: Adam Kendon
Towards National Dictionaries of Everyday Gestures
9:30 - 10:10
Sabina Pavlova
Head and Hand Gestures of Bulgarians - Their Specific Nature and Lexicographic Presentation
10:10 - 10:50
Lluis Payrató
Notes on Lexicography and Gestures. The Case of the Repertoire of Catalan Emblems
10:50 - 11:30
Pio Enrico Ricci Bitti and Silvana Contento
Symbolic Gestures and Gesturing in Communication
11:30 - 11:40
Coffee Break
11:40 - 12:20
Isabella Poggi and Emanuela Magno Caldognetto
The Italian Gestionary
12:20 - 13:00
Grigori Kreidlin
Types of Lexical Information and the Structure of Lexical Entries in the Dictionary of Russian Everyday Gestures
13:00 - 15:00
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session
Chair: Monica Rector
Deixis in Everyday Gestures
15:00 - 15:40
Geneviève Calbris
Deixis Representative
15:40 - 16:20
Sotaro Kita and Asli Özyürek
Representing Directionality by Gestures in Narrative Discourse
16:20 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:10
Elena Pizzuto
Representational and Deictic Gestures and Words in the First Two Years of Life: Insights from the Study of Italian Children
17:10 - 17:50
Penny Boyes Braem and Thuering Braem
A Pilot Study of the Expressive Gestures Used by Orchestral Conductors
20:00 - 22:00
Concert / Opera




April 26
Sunday
Morning Session
Chair: Cornelia Müller
Cross-Cultural Studies in Everyday Gestures
10:00 - 10:40
Adam Kendon
Some Contrasts in Gesticulation between Speakers in Neaples and Speakers in Northampshire
10:40 - 11:00
Ragnhild Neumann (Discussant)
The Conventionalization of the Ring Gesture in German Discourse
11:00 - 11:20
Mandana Seyfeddinipur (Discussant)
Case Study on a Conventionalized Persian Gesture
11:20 - 11:40
Discussion (with Coffee)
11:40 - 12:20
David McNeill, Susan D. Duncan & Karl-Erik McCullough
How To Go Down a Pipe:  Growth Points and Catchments Cross-Linguistically
12:20 - 13:00
Michel de Fornel
The Pragmatics of Metaphoric French Gestures (tentative title)
13:00 - 15:00
Lunch Break
15:00 - 17:00
Round Table on Forms of International Cooperation in Gesture Studies

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