Browsing by Author "Kushch, Olga"

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  • Kushch, Olga (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2018-03-09)
    Previous research has shown that gestures are beneficial for language learning. This doctoral thesis centers on the effects of beat gestures– i.e., hand and arm gestures that are typically associated with prosodically ...
  • Prieto Vives, Pilar, 1965-; Llanes-Coromina, Judith; Vilà-Giménez, Ingrid; Kushch, Olga; Borràs-Comes, Joan (Elsevier, 2018)
    Though the positive effects of iconic gestures on word recall and comprehension by children have been clearly established, less is known about the benefits of beat gestures (rhythmic hand/arm movements produced together ...
  • Prieto Vives, Pilar, 1965-; Cravotta, Alice; Kushch, Olga; Rohrer, Patrick Louis; Vilà-Giménez, Ingrid (International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2018)
    In this paper, we advance a comprehensive gesture labelling proposal which highlights the independence of the prosodic and semantic properties of different gesture types and at the same time challenges a simplistic definition ...
  • Kushch, Olga; Prieto Vives, Pilar, 1965- (International Speech Communication Association, 2016)
    Research in audiovisual prosody has shown that typically beat gestures are temporally integrated with prominent positions in speech (e.g., [1, 2]). There is independent evidence that both prosodic prominence (e.g., pitch ...