The Department of Linguistics will host the first event in its speaker series for the 2021-22 academic year at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, either in-person in Bond Hall 415 or via Zoom (Zoom meeting ID: 938 3082 3471).
The speaker will be Schuyler Laparle of the University of California at Berkeley; Laparle's research is focused on co-speech gesture, metaphor, and syntax. When we speak, we move. These movements of the hands, head, face, and body, are called co-speech gesture, and contribute meaning to the messages we convey through language. However, just what that meaning is and how it is integrated with the accompanying spoken message is still a subject of debate.