CCL and Lund was well represented at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies in San Diego, July 8-11, 2014.

Marianne Gullberg was one of the plenary speakers with a talk entitled Why gestures are not (only) a compensatory device – evidence from language learners. Maria Graziano & Marianne Gullberg had a joint paper on When speech stops, gesture stops: Evidence from crosslinguistic and developmental comparisons. Sandra Debreslioska & Marianne Gullberg presented a paper on Scales of gestural progression and information status in discourse. Mats Andrén presented a poster called Multimodal constructions in children: Is the headshake part of language?.

Founded in 2002, the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS) is the only international scholarly association devoted to the study of human gesture. Its conference series, now in its 12th year, regularly gathers gesture and sign language scholars from all over the world and from a range of disciplines. The 5th conference was hosted in Lund in 2012.

Photo: Mats Andrén