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Date: June 6–7, 2019
Venues: Aula 2, Neuer Senatssaal, Dozentenzimmer, University of Cologne, main building

June 5

02:00 p.m. | Satellite Workshop: NEUROGES (Separate registration required)
08:00 p.m. | Get-together, beer garden/restaurant Stadtgarten


June 6

08:30 a.m. | Registration
09:00 a.m. | Welcome
09:15 a.m. | Poster flash talks (60 seconds/poster)
09:30 a.m. | GESTURE/SIGN Roland Pfau: Headshakes – from gesture to grammar
11:00 a.m. | Coffee break
11:30 a.m. | GESTURE/SPOKEN Katharina Rohlfing: Learning language from the use of gestures
01:00 p.m. | Lunch
02:00 p.m. | SIGN/SPOKEN/WRITTEN Kate Rowley: Visual word recognition in deaf readers
03:30 p.m. | Coffee break / Poster session

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  • Anna Blöcher (3): Influence of Written Syllable Shape on Oral Reading? Evidence from an Eye Tracking Experiment
  • Anne Bragard (4): “Assisted kinemes alphabet” (AKA) as a support of phonological development in preschool deaf children
  • Anne Bragard & Marie-Anne Schelstraete (5): Using gestures to help children with specific language impairment in word learning
  • Chris Brozdowski (6): Purposeful and Transitional Velocity among Sign Language Users
  • Cornelia Ebert, Robin Hörnig, Susanne Fuchs, Aleksandra Cwiek, Manfred Krifka (9): Experimental studies on co-speech gestures and their (non-)at-issueness
  • Mary Edward (10): Language of the hands: Comparing signers and gesturers representation of lexical items
  • Volker Gast & Daniel Hole (12): Annotating deictics and gesticulations: A data model, a multi-level annotation scheme and software
  • Maria Kyuseva (16): Russian Sign Language size and shape specifiers and how they differ from gesture
  • Cornelia Loos, Marlijn Meijer, Markus Steinbach, Sophie Repp (17): Multimodal responses: A typological perspective on yes and no in German Sign Language
  • Lilia Rissman, Laura Horton, Susan Goldin-Meadow (22): Event categories in the manual modality: a cross-cultural study of child homesign
  • Shinji Sako (24): Discussion of a Japanese sign language database and its annotation systems with consideration for its use in various areas
  • Matthias Knopp & Kirsten Schindler (25): Multimodal Elements in Students’ Texts – Two Case Studies
  • Beyza Sümer, Francie Manhardt, Kimberley Mulder, Dilay Karadöller, & Aslı Özyürek (28): Signers have better memory than speakers for object locations displayed on a lateral versus sagittal axis
  • Stefanie Türk, Ulrike Domahs (29): Do orthographic representations influence spoken language processing in the second language?
  • Ingrid Vilà-Giménez (32): Beat gestures and narrative development: Training children in producing rhythmic hand gestures promotes immediate gains in their discourse performances
  • Claudia Wegener, Jana Bressem (33): Sharing the load – the interplay of verbal and gestural negation in Savosavo
  • Marzena Zygis, Susanne Fuchs (34): How prosody, speech mode and speaker visibility influence lip aperture

05:00 p.m. | SPOKEN/WRITTEN Anton Stepikhov: The effect of individual psychological profile on syntactic segmentation of spontaneous speech
07:00 p.m. | Conference Dinner


June 7

09:15 a.m. | Poster flash talks (60 seconds/poster)
09:30 a.m. | GESTURE/SIGN Wendy Sandler: The Composition of a Theatrical Sign Language
11:00 a.m. | Coffee break
11:30 a.m. | GESTURE/SPOKEN Asli Özyürek: Using and Processing Language in Multimodal Context: Insights from Brain and Behavior
01:00 p.m. | Lunch
02:00 p.m. | SIGN/SPOKEN/WRITTEN Deanna Gagne: Multimodality in hearing native signers
03:30 p.m. | Coffee break / Poster session

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  • Anastasia Bauer and Roman Poryadin (2): The interplay of written and sign language. The first corpus-based analysis of fingerspelling and its functions in Russian Sign Language (RSL)
  • Hanna Bruns (7): “… or this could be like the gender map and somebody is not even on it” – The conceptualization of gender through speech and gesture
  • Sandy Ciroux (8): Multimodal Communicative Acts: What Words Cannot Do Without a Hand
  • Martin Evertz (11): The history of the graphematic foot in the writing systems of English and German
  • Yifei He (13): The role of body orientation during gesture-speech integration: evidence from EEG
  • Marieke Hoetjes, Lieke van Maastricht, Ellen van Drie (14): Can gestures facilitate the acquisition of lexical stress in a second language?
  • Kristina Kiehn (15): The influence of fingerspelling on different sign languages
  • Francie Manhardt (18): Cross-modal transfer of iconicity: Evidence from bimodal bilinguals
  • Ulrich Mertens (19): Children’s viewpoint in gesture and their relation to linguistic structure
  • Varduhi Nanyan (20): Does L2 speech generate a higher gesture rate? A study of Dutch speakers of English
  • Gökhan Özkayin (21): Quantity of co-speech gestures in children's narratives: A study of formal vs. informal language
  • Ellen Rombouts, Bea Maes, & Inge Zink (23): Gesturing strategies and verbal-visuospatial profiles of atypically developing children
  • Melanie Schippling (26): Editing processes in the transition from speech to writing: The case of Romani
  • Gediminas Schüppenhauer, Katarzyna Stoltmann (27): Divergent rehearsal strategies in DGS-German bilinguals vs. German monolinguals during memory span tasks
  • Olena Tykhostup (30): Multimodality of reported speech and thought in Russian
  • Jessica Vaupel (31): How the CONTAINER schema underlies gestures in multimodal descriptions of temporal concepts

05:00 p.m. | SPOKEN/WRITTEN Emmanuel Dupraz: Written formulae, spoken formulae, acted formulae: on the interaction between writing and speaking in ancient ritual and juridical operations

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