At the Amsterdam Gesture Center, based at the Vrije Universiteit/VU, we study the interplay of audible and visible bodily actions in communicative settings. Spoken language is not only ‘audio’ in nature but can also have visual components – that is: it is multimodal (audio-visual) to varying degrees. While our focus is on manual gesture with speech, we also take other bodily movements into consideration, such as bodily position, eye gaze, etc. Here, you can find out who is doing research at the AGC and what we’re up to.

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