Silva H. Ladewig

Since October 2011 post-doc research assistant (assistant professor) at the chair for Language Use and Multimodal Communication at the European University Viadrina.

October 2015 – October 2016 acting professor (temporary position, replacement of Prof. Dr. Cornelia Mueller) at the chair for Language Use and Multimodal Communication at the European University Viadrina.

PhD in 2012 (summa cum laude) for the thesis Syntactic and semantic integration of gestures into speech – Structural, cognitive, and conceptual aspects. European University, Frankfurt (Oder).

2002-2006 member of the FU Gesture Project.

Study of linguistics and anglistics at the Free University of Berlin.

Research interests: interactional linguistics, gesture studies, cognitive semantics, functional and cognitive grammar, multimodality of language, temporality and dynamics of meaning creation, embodiment, gesture-sign interface