Culture and gesture perception

Basil Preisig
Funding: CCLM
Duration: 2014-2015

Kendon (2004) reported that Italian speakers exert more co-speech gestures than speakers from Spain. Moreover, it was shown that people use more gestures in their second language than in their mother tongue (Oi et al., 2013). The aim of the current project is to investigate whether there are culture specific patterns with respect to gesture perception.