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vilà-giménez

Investigadora predoctoral del GrEP (becària FI)

Campus de la Comunicació de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra
C/Roc Boronat 138,
08018, Barcelona

Oficina 53.204
Tel. 93 542 1114 / 93 542 1193
ingrid.vila@upf.edu

Personal website

Ingrid Vilà-Giménez

Research Interests

-Gesture-speech development
-First language acquisition and development in typical and atypical populations
-The development of children’s narrative and other linguistic abilities
-Multimodal learning/communication and embodied cognition


Current Projects

Beat gestures and narrative development:

-The potential effect of encouraging the production of beat gestures on children's narrative discourse performance (i.e., narrative skills) in a brief narrative discourse training.

-The effects of beat gestures' observation on children's narrative discourse comprehension.

-The potential effect of observing beat gestures on children's narrative discourse performance (i.e., narrative skills) in a brief narrative discourse training.

 

Publications

Llanes-Coromina, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Kushch, O., Borràs-Comes, J., & Prieto, P. (2018). Beat gestures help prechoolers recall and comprehend discourse information. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 172(8), 168–188. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2018.02.004

Prieto, P., Cravotta, A., Kushch, O., Rohrer, P., & Vilà-Giménez, I. (2018). Deconstructing beat gestures: a labelling proposal. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 201–205. doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-41

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019). A new tool to assess pragmatic prosody in children: evidence from 3- to 4-year-olds. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS, 2019). 

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2019). Observing storytellers who use rhythmic beat gestures improves children’s narrative discourse performanceDevelopmental Psychology, 55(2), 250–262. doi: 10.1037/dev0000604. A video abstract of this article can be viewed here.

Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2018). Encouraging children to produce rhythmic beat gestures leads to better narrative discourse performances. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 704–708. doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-143

 

Invited Talks

Vilà-Giménez, I. (2019). "My exciting journey as a predoctoral researcher: The link between gesture and storytelling in children". Keynote Speaker at Congrés d'Estudiants de Grau de Llengües Modernes i Aplicades (CELMA). Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Barcelona, April 26.

Vilà-Giménez, I. (2019). "Gestos rítmics i desenvolupament narratiu: un estudi d'entrenament amb nens de 5 i 6 anys". Oral presentation at II Jornada Trastorns de la Comunicació i Deglució. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya: Barcelona, March 30.

Vilà-Giménez, I. (2018). "Beat gestures and narrative performance: two training studies with children". Oral presentation at UR-Ling Workshop. Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Barcelona, May 18.

 

Selected Presentations

2019

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019). "A new tool to assess pragmatic prosody in children: Evidence from 3- to 4-year-olds". Poster presentation at International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS). Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: Melbourne (Australia), August 5-9.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2019). "Children's narrative performance: Training children with observing and producing beat gestures". Oral presentation at Child Language Symposium 2019. University of Sheffield: Sheffield (UK), July 10-12.

Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019). "Producing rhythmic beat gestures while retelling a story: positive effects of a gesture-based training session on children’s narrative performance". Poster presentation at 3rd Phonetics and Phonology in Europe conference. Hotel Tiziano: Lecce (Italy), June 17-19.

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019). "Assessing pragmatic prosody in 3- to 4-year-old children". Poster presentation at 3rd Phonetics and Phonology in Europe conference. Hotel Tiziano: Lecce (Italy), June 17-19.

Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019). "Beat gestures and narrative development: Training children in producing rhythmic hand gestures promotes immediate gains in their discourse performances". Poster presentation at LingCologne2019. University of Cologne: Köln (Germany), June 6-7.

Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019). "Embodied enactment during storytelling with beat gestures leads to better narrative performance in 5- to 6-year-old children". Oral presentation at XIV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics. Universitat Rovira i Virgili: Tarragona (Catalonia), April 10-13.


2018

Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2018). "Efectos de mejora en la estructura y fluidez de los discursos narrativos de niños a través de la producción de gestos rítmicos". Oral presentation at 1º Congreso Internacional sobre didáctica de la lengua infantil. Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU): Leioa (Bizkaia), November 14.

Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2018). "Motivar els nens a produir gestos rítmics millora l'estructura i la fluïdesa dels discursos narratius". Oral presentation at Xè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català. Universitat de Barcelona: Barcelona, June 28.

Prieto, P., Cravotta, A., Kushch, O., Rohrer, P., & Vilà-Giménez, I. (2018). "Una proposta d'etiquetatge de la prominència gestual i prosòdica: els gestos rítmics". Oral presentation at Xè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català. Universitat de Barcelona: Barcelona, June 28.

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. "Avaluació d'habilitats pragmàtiques i prosòdiques dels nens en edat preescolar". Oral presentation at Xè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català. Universitat de Barcelona: Barcelona, June 28.

Vilà-Giménez, I. & Prieto, P. (2018). "Encouraging children to produce rhythmic beat gestures leads to better narrative discourse performances". Poster presentation at 9th Speech Prosody Conference. Adam Mickiewicz University: Poznań (Poland), June 13-16.

Prieto, P., Cravotta, A., Kushch, O., Rohrer, P., & Vilà-Giménez, I. (2018). "Deconstructing beat gestures: a labelling proposal". Poster presentation at 9th Speech Prosody Conference. Adam Mickiewicz University: Poznań (Poland), June 13-16.

 

2017

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2017). "The positive effect of observing and producing beat gestures on children's narrative abilities". Poster presentation at Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP). Lancaster University: Lancaster (UK), September 7-9.

Llanes-Coromina, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Kushch, O., Borràs-Comes, J., & Prieto, P. (2017). "Do beat gestures and prosodic prominence enhance preschoolers' recall and comprehension of discourse information?". Poster presentation at Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP). Lancaster University: Lancaster (UK), September 7-9.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2017). "The effectiveness of a short training with beat gestures in improving children's narrative discourse skills". Poster presentation at 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL). Université Lyon: Lyon (France), July 17-21.

Llanes-Coromina, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Kushch, O., Borràs-Comes, J., & Prieto, P. (2017). "Porminence in speech and gesture help preschoolers to recall and comprehend information". Poster presentation at 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL). Université Lyon: Lyon (France), July 17-21.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2017). "Els efectes positius de l'observació i la producció de gestos rítmics en les habilitats narratives de nens de 5 i 6 anys". Oral presentation at IXè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català. Universitat de Barcelona: Barcelona, July 4.

Llanes-Coromina, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Kushch, O., Borràs-Comes, J., & Prieto, P. (2017). "Do beat gestures help preschool children to recall and understand discourse information?". Poster presentation at Language as a form of Action. Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC): Rome (Italy), June 21-23.

Vilà-Giménez, I. (2017). Do beat gestures favor children's narrative discourse abilities?. Oral presentation at Goldin-Meadow Laboratory meeting. University of Chicago: Chicago (IL, USA), April 12.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2017). "Does training with beat gestures favour children's narrative discourse abilities?". Oral presentation at iGesto'17 International Conference on Gesture and Multimodality. Universidade do Porto: Porto (Portugal), February 2-3.

 

2016

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2016). "A short training with beat gestures promotes immediate gains in children’s narrative discourse abilities". Poster presentation at Workshop on Audiovisual Speech Processing and Language Learning. Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Barcelona, November 28-29.

Igualada, A., Esteve-Gibert, N., Llanes, J., Kushch, O., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2016). "Beat gestures help preschool children to improve recall and language abilities". Poster presentation at Beyond Language Learning Workshop. Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Barcelona, September 29-30.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2016). "Efectes de l’entrenament amb prosòdia i gestos rítmics en les habilitats narratives de nens de 5-6 anys". Oral presentation at VIIIè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català. Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Barcelona, July 4.
   

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