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There is cumulating evidence showing that language processing interacts with multimodal cues in the immediate visual context of communication such as eye gaze, joint attention, meaningful hand gestures, objects referred to etc. Thus, an important question is whether these visual, multimodal contextual cues modulate or support language learning in children. The aim of the workshop is to bring together international leading researchers who work on the role of body, iconicity, visual context, action perception/understanding, joint attention and multimodal input on language learning of hearing as well as deaf children learning sign languages.

This workshop is supported by a European Research Council (ERC) Grant, an NWO Internationalization Grant, the Max Planck for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and the Center for Language Studies (CLS) at the Radboud University Nijmegen and is part of the Nijmegen Gesture Centre activity.

There will be a short discussion, led by a discussant, after every 3 sessions. The set-up of this workshop is deliberately small, so as to guarantee interactive discussions of the different topics that are presented in the sessions.

Interpreters into Dutch Sign Language (NGT) will be available in the afternoon session of Thursday the 14th of June if required. more>


Susan Goldin Meadow (University of Chicago, US)
Linda Smith (University of Indiana Bloomington, US)
Bencie Woll (University College London)
Eugenio Parise (Central European University, Hungary)
Paul Vogt (University of Tilburg, NL)
Katharina Rohlfing (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Gabriella Vigliocco (University College London - DCAL, UK)
Jennie Pyers (Wellesley College, US)
Reyhan Furman (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL)



Ulf Liszkowski (MPI Nijmegen, NL)
Pamela Perniss (University College London - DCAL, UK)
Gary Morgan (City University London - DCAL, UK)