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For decades, linguists and psychologists have been trying to understand the fascinating ways in which humans communicate with each other in different real-world settings. Overall, spoken communication involves a mixture of words, facial expressions, and gestures. Dr Holly Keily, a researcher at the University at Buffalo, has recently carried out a study specifically exploring how speakers explain events to partners who will need to identify them, particularly focusing on their use of gestures.

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Actions as a basis for online embodied concepts’, Languages, 2019. doi.org/10.3390/languages4010016

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