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Research foci
Overarching Topics

Multimodal and multimedia-based forms of language use

Embodiment and experience as basis for the dynamic emergence of meaning

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

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