As a group of researchers with intersecting interests, we’ve got a lot going on! This page describes just a few of the areas we work on. See Who We Are and our individual pages for more information.


The encoding of viewpoint in multimodal langauge (speech and gesture)
The management of perspective in written narratives and film
Perspective blends and grammar
Autism and linguistic perspective


Multimodal communication

Experimental studies of gesture as part of the same system that gives rise to spoken language
Looking at writing and literacy as linguistic phenomena that co-occur with speech, not just as substitutes for speech
Computational studies of large multimodal corpora (in collaboration with the Red Hen lab).


Decision making and language

How biases in perspective taking are reflected in linguistic behavior
Conceptual blends in negotiation and related conversation settings