Silva H. Ladewig

Since 09/2022:  Principal Investigator of the project “Processes of stabilization in gestures. A media-specific and cross-modal approach” at the Sign Lab Göttingen, within the DFG Priority Programme 2329 „Visual Communication. Theoretical, Empirical, and Applied Perspectives (ViCom)“.

2011-2022 Post-Doc (assistant professor) at the chair for Language Use and Multimodal Communication at the European University Viadrina.

2015-2016 interim professor (chair for Language Use and Multimodal Communication) at the European University Viadrina.

2006 -2011 researcher in different interdisciplinary research projects.

2012: Dr. phil in Applied Linguistics (summa cum laude) awarded 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 German linguistics and English philology at the Free University of Berlin.

Research interests: Multimodality from a linguistic perspective in the fields of Pragmatics, Cognitive and Functional Grammar, (Cognitive) Semantics, Dynamics of Language Use (synchron and diachron), cross-cultural comparison, sign language