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Multimodality

LingCologne2019 - June 6-7

LingCologne2019: Multimodality focused on a multimodal view of language, providing insights into the interactions of different language modalities as well as the systems underlying these interactions. The two-day conference took place in early June and was organized by the CCLS and supported by the CRC 1252 as well as the German Research Foundation. The conference offered an exciting program to the more than 210 participants: Eight keynote speakers set the tone, with two each giving their lecture on one of the areas of interest, that is the interaction between gesture and speech, gesture and sign, sign and speech or writing, and writing and speech, respectively. What is more, 33 interesting, topically diverse posters, which were selected from the Call for Posters, added to research questions regarding interactions on different language modalities. All talks and several poster presentations were simultaneously interpreted in English and German sign language (BSL and DGS), respectively. In the run-up to LingCologne2019, the German Sport University Cologne hosted a satellite workshop dedicatd to behavioral analysis in linguistic research and the Neuropsychological Gesture (NEUROGES) Analysis System. All told, LingCologne2019 reached its goal of bringing together and providing an opportunity for a discussion between linguists, psycholinguists and other specialists who present their work in relation to this theme. The meeting served as an arena for discussing particular cross-modal phenomena on the level of the above-mentioned interfaces and provided more insights into the interaction of language modalities and their use in different cultural settings.

 

Organizing Committee Anastasia Bauer, Daniel Bunčić, Michael Frotscher, Daniel Kölligan, Claudia Wegener, Pamela Perniss, Clare Patterson, Petra Schumacher, Paul Compensis, Tobias-Alexander Herrmann