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Overarching Topics

Multimodal and multimedia-based forms of language use

Embodiment and experience as basis for the dynamic emergence of meaning

Overarching research question

How does meaning emerge from linguistic, bodily and audiovisual forms of communication and social interaction?

Current research projects

Metaphor and film (Poetologies of audiovisual images)

Gestures and grammar a comparative study (German-French-Russian)

Introduction to the analysis of co-speech gestures

Multimodal Stancetaking as affecitve positioning (German-Polish, DFG/NCN research project)