Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Global-Synthetic Nature of Gestures in Verbal Route Descriptions

Abstract : Interested in how people learn and understand dynamic space as well as in how spatial thinking and talking about space involve multimodal representations, we analyzed co-speech gestures produced by children – aged 6-7, 8-9 and 10-11 – during a route description task. The present paper shows the very first results (including descriptive statistics and qualitative analysis) from one part of our complex study. In this particular part, we focused on global and synthetic characteristics of gestural representation in contrast to linear and segmented verbal representation. We observed that a single gesture could depict more than one element of route (e.g. motion+landmark) and that the frequency of these cases tends to increase with age. We also found that one and the same gesture could display iconic and deictic characteristics jointly, which leads us to discuss gesture typology and classification.
Complete list of metadata

https://hal-univ-tlse2.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03511032
Contributor : Katerina Fibigerova Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 5:12:17 PM
Last modification on : Monday, July 4, 2022 - 8:37:52 AM

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-03511032, version 1

Citation

Katerina Fibigerova, Valérie Tartas, Christophe Jouffrais, Bernard Oriola. Global-Synthetic Nature of Gestures in Verbal Route Descriptions. 7th Conference on Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN 2020), Sep 2020, Stockholm, Sweden. ⟨hal-03511032⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

17