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Sandra Debreslioska

Researcher

  • General Linguistics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

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E-mail sandra.debreslioskaling.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

I hold a PhD degree in general linguistics from Lund University. In my dissertation, I examined the way that speech and gestures are used together to represent referents in discourse. In four studies, I investigated when gestures are produced for the representation of discourse referents, where they are produced, how they are produced, and what they express. The findings highlight the multifunctionality of gestures, showing that gestures can have a parallel or complementary function to speech depending on the context. In discourse perception, gestures further seem to have a facilitatory function. My work thus contributes to our understanding of the close relationship between speech and gestures, and advocates 1) that gestures be considered in linguistic studies on discourse, and 2) that connected discourse be considered in gesture studies.

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Sandra Debreslioska

Researcher

  • General Linguistics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail sandra.debreslioskaling.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20