events In preparation

online Seminar series

The ISGS - HK Seminar Series

 

(Spring Semester 2019-2020)

 

  • February 27, 2020 (4-5pm)

Pointing gestures and cognition​

Professor Heng Li (Southwest University)

  • March 2020 (Date TBA)

Gesture intervention for individuals with autism​

Dr. Catherine So (Chinese University of Hong Kong)​

  • April 2020 (Date TBA)

Dr. Simon Harrison (City University of Hong Kong)

  • April 2020 (Date TBA)

Interpersonal touch in Mandarin interaction

Dr. Xiaoting Li​ (University of Alberta, Canada)

  • May 2020 (TBC)

(Autumn Semester 2019-2020)

  • October 21, 2019 (5-6pm)

Categorizing Recurrent Gestures: Lessons from Discourse Markers

Dr. Renia Lopez (PolyU)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • September 23, 2019 (4-5pm)

From ‘body language’ to ‘linguistic bodies’. That’s one small shuffle for terminology, one giant leap for understanding

Dr. Simon Harrison​

(related video: Viadrina Gesture Centre Lecture Series. May 14, 2019)

  • The 6th International Conference of the Asia Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association 
    (In collaboration with the International Society for Gesture Studies – Hong Kong)

  • The 9th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (July 2021, Chicago)

Conferences & workshops

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Previous calls

online seminar series

To access these seminars, sign up by emailing: isgshkhub@gmail.com

Spring semester 2020-2021

Friday 16th April 2021, 10-11am HK time

Construal in depictive gesturing as a practice of sense-making

for exposition

Dr. Michael Stevens Pérez (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Abstract and Bio

Wednesday 10th March 2021, 5-6pm HK time

Resemiotising written texts as vocal-gestural performances in education:

a contribution of gesture studies to embodied learning and drama-based teaching

Prof. Jean-Rémi Lapaire

(Université Bordeaux Montaigne)

Abstract & Bio

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 5-6pm HK time

From language to languaging:

Bringing chant and gesture into the picture

Dr. Fred Cummins (University College Dublin)

Sponsored by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Abstract and Bio

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Autumn Semester 2020-2021

Friday, September 25, 2020 (5-6pm HKT)

What do iconic gestures communicate to children?

Professor Sotaro Kita (University of Warwick)

Joint Online Seminar, PolyU

Abstract & Bio, Slides, Video

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 (5-6pm HKT)

Spoken language and gesture as part of a dynamic, variably

polysemiotic system

Professor Alan Cienki (VU Amsterdam & Moscow State

Linguistic University)

Abstract & Bio

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (10-11am HKT)

A leader's gaze and pointing gestures to request actions in

emergency care interactions: describing multimodal gestalts

Dr. Keiko Tsuchiya (Yokohama City University)

Abstract & BioReferences

Monday, November 16, 2020 (4-5pm HKT)

Strategies and Tactics of Prosecution and Defence:

Multimodal Approach

Anna Leonteva (Moscow State Linguistic University & VU Amsterdam)

Joint Online Seminar with Department of English at CityU 

Abstract & Bio

Monday November 30th 2020 (4-5pm HKT)

Gesture in collaborative learning: A multimodal corpus study of Language Related Episodes

Simon Harrison & Levi Stutzman (City University of Hong Kong)

Joint Online Seminar with Department of English at CityU

Abstract & Bios

Thursday December 17th 2020 (5-6pm HKT)

Embodied Cognition in design thinking

Dr. Mia Tedjosaputro (Aksen PM, China and Indonesia)

Abstract & Bio

Spring Semester 2019-2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020 (9-10am HKT)

Interpersonal touch in Mandarin interaction

Dr. Xiaoting Li​ (University of Alberta, Canada)

Monday, April 6, 2020 (4-5pm HKT)

Gestures in public speaking & presentations

Dr. Simon Harrison (City University of Hong Kong)

Abstract & Bio

Friday, March 27, 2020 (5-6pm HKT)

Gesture intervention for individuals with autism​ 

Dr. Catherine So (Chinese University of Hong Kong)​

Abstract & bio

February 27, 2020 (4-5pm HKT)

Pointing gestures and cognition​

Professor Heng Li (Southwest University)

Autumn Semester 2019-2020

October 21, 2019 (5-6pm HKT)

Categorizing Recurrent Gestures: Lessons from Discourse Markers

Dr. Renia Lopez (PolyU)

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  • June 3-5, 2021

LSPPC6 Multimodality and Beyond: 

Addressing complexity and emerging needs in LSP

The 6th International Conference of the Asia Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association 
(In collaboration with the International Society for Gesture Studies – Hong Kong)

Venue: Online Conference

Inquiries: sharriso@cityu.edu.hk

  • July 13-15, 2022

Gesture: From Description to Application

The 9th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies  

Venue: Chicago

Inquiries: ISGS9conference@gmail.com

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Conferences & Workshops

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open calls

Previous calls

  • Three BA/MA level research assistant positions @CityUHongKong working on gestures, collaborative language learning, negation in Chinese, and multimodal corpora. Application deadline soon (Dec 28, 2019). See links for more details.

Senior Research Assistant (Master's degree required, five-month position)

- Gesture and embodied interaction in collaborative learning: A multimodal corpus study

- http://www.cityu.edu.hk/hro/en/job/current/research.asp?ref=ur-br864 

 

Senior Research Assistant (Master's degree required, five-month position)

- Gestures associated with negation in Chinese: Forms, linguistic organisation and discourse functions

- http://www.cityu.edu.hk/hro/en/job/current/research.asp?ref=ur-br862

 

Research Assistants (*2) (Bachelor degree required, 2.5 month position)

- Gesture and embodied interaction in collaborative learning: A multimodal corpus study

- http://www.cityu.edu.hk/hro/en/job/current/research.asp?ref=ur-br863

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