The AGC is pleased to invite you attend one, some, or all of the following talks, which will take place in room 12A-44 (12th floor) of the VU main building on July 15 and 17 at the times indicated below. Your feedback on the talks would be most welcome as they will be rehearsals for the upcoming International Cognitive Linguistics Conference to be held later this month in the UK:
. Most of the talks concern gesture research, and the range of languages used as data includes English, French, German, Russian, (contemporary) Mandarin Chinese, Old Chinese, and Ancient Greek. (Talks on the last two languages are not about gesture.  😉

We hope to see you there!
15 July, Wednesday
15:00   Suwei Wu – 
Multimodality of the caused motion construction
15:30   Yao Tong & A. Cienki
 – Motion, metaphor and gesture: A comparison between referential gestures
16:00   Kasper Kok
 – Gestures as blends of basic conceptual archetypes: Insights from a crowd-sourced perception study

17 July, Friday
15:00   Wesley/Mingjian Xiang & E. Pascual
 – Translating the invisible: Fictive questions in an Old Chinese text and its English translations
15:30   Arjan Nijk
 – The Ancient Greek aorist: A Cognitive Grammar view
16:00   Alan Cienki, R. Becker, D. Boutet, A. Morgenstern & O. Iriskhanova
 – Grammatical aspect, gesture, and mental simulation in Russian and French
16:30   Ronghua Wang & G. Jiang
 – Multimodal events in natural Chinese conversations: The co-speech gestural representation of aspect