Susan Duncan

LSA 207: Gesture and language

Susan Duncan (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1996) has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands, a National Science Council research fellow and lecturer at National Yang Ming University, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Taiwan, and a research fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany. Currently a Research Scientist in Psychology at the University of Chicago, she specializes in analysis of gestures and speech in natural discourse interactions and collaborates to further develop a comprehensive methodology of the analytic approaches that seek to address complex multimodal language data. Recent publications, including chapters in Gesture and the Dynamic Dimension of Language (2007, John Benjamins) and Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines (2008, OUP), illustrate how this research contributes to elaborating a general theory of human language as a fundamentally embodied and contextually embedded phenomenon.

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