Summer School: International Society for Gesture Studies Summer School (July 2010, Germany)

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International Society for Gesture Studies Summer School
Short Title: ISGS Summer SchoolDate: 19-Jul-2010 – 24-Jul-2010
Location: Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany
Contact: Judith Holler
Contact Email: summerschool@gesturestudies.com
Meeting URL: http://www.gesturestudies.com/school.php

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

It is our pleasure to announce the first summer school of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS), entitled ‘Handling Gesture: Theory and Method in Gesture Research’.

The summer school will take place 19th-24th July, 2010, in Frankfurt Oder (Germany), directly preceding the 4th ISGS conference (taking place 25th-30th July).

Its aim is to provide students and researchers new to the field of gesture studies with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in theoretical and methodological aspects of gesture research from a range of different perspectives. This experience will be provided through lectures and practical workshops delivered over the six days by leading scholars in the field of gesture studies (see website for more detail).

Topics:

Gesture…

-and cognition
-in conversation
-and development in children
-and culture and language
-and second language acquisition
-and social interaction

The summer school is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation Germany and includes funding for 30 participants. The stipends cover participation in the school, travel, accommodation and food/drinks for the entire duration of the school.

The deadline for applications is March 25th 2010.

The submissions will be evaluated by the ISGS executive board acting as Summer School scientific committee, and all selected trainees will be fully funded.

For more details on the summer school, eligibility, selection criteria, etc., please visit http://www.gesturestudies.com/school.php

With kind regards,

The summer school organising committee

Mandana Seyfeddinipur (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands)
Lorenza Mondada (University of Lyon, France)
Judith Holler (University of Manchester, UK)

Contact: summerschool@gesturestudies.com

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