Berlin Gesture Center
Methods of Gesture Analysis Workshop
1114 October, 2007. In collaboration with European University Viadrina at Frankfurt (Oder). Organizers: Cornelia Müller and Irene Mittelberg.
The workshop is designed for doctoral students and post-docs who are already
working on gesture. It will consist of two parts: first, an introduction to
theoretical and empirical questions and to challenges of working with gesture
data and second, a hands-on part where datatranscription, annotation, and analysis
will be practiced in small groups. Basic tools for working with multimodal data
will be introduced and a discussion of gesture analysis focusing on referential
gestures (portraying concrete and abstract referents) and particularly on forms
and functions ofmetaphor and metonymy in co-speech gesture will be offered.
Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to present their ongoing research
projects, share their experience and problems, and receive feedback from the
workshop leaders and the other workshop participants.
Limited number of participants is max. 12.
Fees: 250 Euros (includes snacks and lunches), non-funded students may apply for a reduced fee (200 Euros).
Housing: Inexpensive accommodation in student hostels or the like is available (between 9 and 16 Euros per night/per person).
Seminar-format classes and hands-on practical sessions Classes
Identification and transcription of gesture phases and form features
Introduction to annotation software (Elan)
Analyzing gesture with speech
With focus on referential gestures (concrete and abstract reference)
Metaphor and metonymy
Presentation and coaching of participants' current research
Participants will present their current research and bring data samples, questions and problems to workshop
Feedback will be provided, problem-solving strategies will be discussed in small groups
Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the workshop.
To apply, please submit an abstract summarizing your current research (1000 words plus references) and a copy of your CV.
Submission deadline: August 15th
Notification of admission: September 1st
Please direct your application and questions to
Cornelia Müller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Irene Mittelberg, email@example.com