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Chair for Language Use and Multimodal Communication

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Chair: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Müller

Trustee member of the Brandenburgischen Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften (ZeM)


Prof. Dr. Cornelia Müller
Room: AM 132
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Phone: +49 (0) 335 5534 2730




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Excerpt from the presentation: "Affekt und politische Rede. Stance taking als Form sprachlichen Handelns im Rahmen medienspezifischer Parteitagsreden" (Affect and political speech. Stance taking as a form of linguistic action within the framework of media-specific political congress speeches) - Clara Kindler

The figure shows the multimodal foregrounding of the utterance on two levels: First, there is a strong rhythmic synchronisation of utterance and hand gesture. Second, the during the enfolding of time, gestures move to the centre of focal attention as they move from the bottom to the centre of the gesture space and frame.

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(The presentation was held during the Nachwuchskolloquium der AG Sprache in der Politik on October 7th 2022 in Marburg.)

(Video data: Katrin Göring-Eckardt at the federal party conference of the party BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN 2020)