Our department's mission is to understand the complex architecture of our human language faculty by looking beyond the spoken or written modalities through which language can be expressed, that is by also taking into account the visible bodily aspects of language and communication and how they are used in embodied and situated contexts.

We study how a multimodal approach enhances our understanding of different domains of language.

Below you can find some of our recent and ongoing research projects in these domains

How can cross linguistic diversity and typology be re-defined from a multimodal perspective?

What are the cognitive and neural substrates of multimodal language use and processing?

How are multimodal aspects of language used to manage cultural, social and interactive coordination?

What are the contributions of multimodality to language learning in L1 (early, late) and L2?

How multimodal language evolved, can adapt and emerge anew - when language is not accessible?