Multimodality of meaning in speech and gesture.
David McNeill, Chicago, USA

1. DYNAMIC IMAGERY DURING SPEECH.
Speech-gesture systems: How gestures reveal the imagistic side of language
and thought, with examples. Semiotics of gesture compared to that of language.

2. CROSS-LINGUISTIC DIFFERENCES IN THINKING-FOR-SPEAKING:
COGNITIVE DIVERSITY VISIBLE IN GESTURE. 
Cross-linguistic comparisons (English, Spanish, Chinese, plus others)
together with an analysis of the development of thinking for speaking
by children learning to speak these languages.

3. AN ONTOGENETIC UNIVERSAL AND HOW TO EXPLAIN IT (POSSIBLY). 
What is the relation between the visuo-spatial cognition associated with gesture and
the structure of language?

4. TOWARD A PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE AND GESTURE. 
Growth points, catchments and contexts: the inevitablility of non-modular
models of speech and gesture production.  Implications for concepts of language.

5. GESTURE AND BRAIN. 
Gestures of right and left brain injured; gestures of split-brains; gestures of a
deafferentiated man.

All lectures will be accompanied by video demonstrations.

D. McNeill, Hand and Mind: What Gestures Reveal about thought.  Chicago: University of
Chicago Press (1992).
 

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David McNeill
Professor
Psychology and Linguistics
University of Chicago

Address:
Department of Psychology
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University of Chicago
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