Archives for the month of: September, 2014
Oct. 3, 15:00, room 12A-44, VU University main building, De Boelelaan 1105
  • Kasper Kok: Crowdsourced data on the (multi)functionality of co-speech gesture”
Oct. 28, 13:00, VU MediaXperience, Video Reflection Room
  • Yao Tong: Data session — discussion of video data for analysis of motor concepts, metaphor, and gesture
Nov. 6, 15:00, VU MediaXperience, Video Reflection Room
  • Suwei Wu: Session to discuss some readings
Dec. 8, 14:00-16:15, VU MediaXperience, Video Reflection Room
Three pre-conference practice talks in preparation for the Belgium-Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Conference
  • Yao Tong & Alan Cienki: Motor concepts, metaphor and gesture: The comparison between referential gestures referring to concrete and metaphorical motor concepts
  • Kasper Kok: A non-categorical approach to the grammatical functions of gesture
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The Amsterdam Gesture Center, in collaboration with the Metaphor Lab, is pleased to invite you to a lunchtime talk and data session on Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:45 in room 10A-13, 10th floor of the VU main building (De Boelelaan 1105)
(please feel free to bring your lunch!).
Metaphor co-creation in conversations
How do groups co-create metaphors in conversations? And what role does gesture play? Using six semi-structured conversations, I am analyzing metaphors for knowledge in language, in gesture and in a structure that each group makes out of LEGO bricks. In this session I will briefly present my approach and findings as well as a number of gesture examples to analyze and discuss on the spot. Linda Greve – MA of Theology and Rhetorics. PhD-scholar at Department of Business Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark – will touch on these issues and more in her talk. Please join us!