Constraints on gestural meanings
Gestures are movements of the hands, face, or other parts of the body that can be used to communicate information, alongside or in place of speech. The EU-funded GeMeTIC project, which stands for "Gestural Meanings: Typology and Interface Constraints", aims to explore how gestures contribute to the meaning of spoken utterances. The project will specifically focus on the understudied problem of how the form and meaning of gestures are constrained at various levels of linguistic representation and interfaces between those levels. The theoretical component of the project will bring together two major lines of research in formal linguistics: semantics of gestures and semantics of not-at-issue expressions.
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