Multimodality and embodied interaction

Scientific Network on
Multimodality and embodied interaction
(September 2012 - August 2015)

Cornelia Gerhardt (Saarland University) and Elisabeth Reber (Universität Würzburg)

GE 1137/4-1

The research network, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), is a tool especially designed for researchers in the early stages of their career (but also addressing senior colleagues) to meet on a regular basis at workshop meetings during a period of up to 3 years. The results of this cooperation will be disseminated in a joint publication (special issue or edited volume).

The research network on “Multimodality and embodied interaction” is concerned with communicative practices in face-to-face encounters from a multimodal perspective: Analytic interests include the embodiment (i.e. gaze, facial expression, gesture, bodily posture and proxemics) and vocal contextualisation of linguistic structures in different linguistic and cultural communities (including German, English, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and Wolof). Settings under study range from informal contexts to institutional interaction. Aiming at developing the methodology of multimodal analysis, the network combines interdisciplinary, cross-linguistic and -cultural, and interactional aspects in its research. Members have a linguistically informed background in Conversation Analysis, Interactional Sociolinguistics and Interactional Linguistics.


Dr. Cornelia Gerhardt
Saarland University
F4 — Philosophische Fakultät II
Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen
Campus Geb. B3 1
D-66123 Saarbrücken
Telefon: +49 681 302 2260
Telefax: +49 681 302 4623
E-Mail: c.ger[DELETE_ME]hard[DELETE_ME]t@mx.u[DELETE_ME]ni-saar[DELETE_ME]

Dr. Elisabeth Reber
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Neuphilologisches Institut — Moderne Fremdsprachen
Am Hubland
D-97074 Würzburg
Telefon: +49 931 31 85569
Telefax: +49 931 31 85660
E-Mail: elis[DELETE_ME]abet[DELETE_ME]h.rebe[DELETE_ME]r@uni-w[DELETE_ME]uerzb[DELETE_ME]

Saarland University Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Universität Würzburg