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Prosodic Studies Group (GrEP)
Studies Group (GrEp) is part of the Unitat
de Recerca en Lingüística (UR-Ling), Department
of Translation and Language Sciences at the Universitat
To understand the role of prosody and co-speech gestures in human communication from a crosslinguistic, developmental, and cognitive perspective. Three important strands of this research include: (a) to incorporate this knowledge into semantic models of language that model the interface areas with other components; (b) to empirically investigate how humans process prosodic and gestural patterns in combination with speech; and (c) to investigate the cognitive and developmental benefits of prosody and gesture in different areas, such as first and second language acquisition, as well as communication training for language impaired and non-impaired populations. The social significance of this research topic is high, as ICT training procedures based on prosodic and gestural awareness can be proven valuable to improve language abilities in populations with neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by impaired language and social interaction.
We use an interdisciplinary approach (linguistic and
psychological) and a combination of methods and techniques
such as linguistic and prosodic/gestural analysis, comparative
(developmental, cross-linguistic) and experimental methods
such as eye-tracking and neuronal analysis techniques
in collaboration with other groups.
LOCATION & CONTACTS
Department of Translation and Language Sciences, Universitat
C\ Roc Boronat, 138, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
E-mail: pilar.prieto AT upf.edu
Phone : +34 93 542 2311
Our research projects are funded by
public sources including:
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
Obra Social La Caixa (RECERCAIXA)
Dilluns 27 de març 2017
Doctoral defense and session on "Gesture and speech integration in language development"
organized by the GrEP group, Department of Translation and Language Sciences, UPF
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Campus del Poblenou, room 55.309 (Tecnologia)
9.50 Welcome & Registration
10.00-11.00 Marianne Gulberg, Lund University
"Discourse cohesion is heard and seen. Crosslinguistic and developmental perspectives"
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Kazuki Sekine, Radboud University & Max Planck Institute
"Integration of gesture and speech at word and discourse level in children"
12.30-13.30 Eva Murillo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
"Actions, gestures and words: multimodal development in the transition to first words"
16.00-18.00 Defense of the thesis
"Gesture-speech temporal integration in language development" by Alfonso Igualada
Check all the UR-Ling Seminars here.