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PRESENTATIONS

Invited talks
Vilà-Giménez, I. (2022, April 7). Com contribueixen els gestos rítmics no referencials al desenvolupament i aprenentatge de les habilitats narratives orals dels nens/es? [Oral presentation]. CREDA Comarques IV, Barcelona.

Vilà-Giménez, I. (2021, November 18). The bootstrapping effects of non-referential gestures: Important multimodal pragmatic cues in children's first language development [Oral presentation]. Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany.

Vilà-Giménez, I. (2019, April 26). My exciting journey as a predoctoral researcher: The link between gesture and storytelling in children [Keynote address]. Congrés d'Estudiants de Grau de Llengües Modernes i Aplicades (CELMA), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.


Vilà-Giménez, I. (2019, March 30). Gestos rítmics i desenvolupament narratiu: un estudi d'entrenament amb nens de 5 i 6 anys [Oral presentation]. II Jornada Trastorns de la Comunicació i de la Deglució, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona.

Vilà-Giménez, I. (2018, May 18). Beat gestures and narrative performance: two training studies with children [Oral presentation]. UR-Ling Workshop, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Vilà-Giménez, I. (2017, April 12). Do beat gestures favor children’s narrative discourse abilities?
[Oral presentation]. Goldin-Meadow Laboratory meeting, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
Oral presentations
Vilà-Giménez, I., Florit-Pons, J., Rohrer, P. L., Coego, S., & Prieto, P. (2024, July 15-19). Children's multimodal development: Insights from a corpus of Catalan narrative speech [Oral presentation]. In G. Vigliocco, Using multimodal corpora to study language development [Symposium]. XVIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Prague, Czech Republic.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Pronina, M., & Prieto, P. (2024, July 15-19). The link between fluent gesture rate, vocabulary and narrative skills in 7- to 9-year-old children [Oral presentation]. In I. Vilà-Giménez & P. Prieto, Unraveling the predictive role of gesture in children’s linguistic and cognitive development [Symposium]. XVIth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Prague, Czech Republic.

Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2023, September 13-15). Narrative structure scores in 7- to 9-year-old children are positively linked to fluent referential iconic gesture use and vocabulary knowledge [Oral presentation]. 8th Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN). Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen.
 
Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2023, July 21). Les habilitats d’estructura i fluïdesa narrativa estan estretament relacionades amb el llenguatge multimodal als 7-9 anys  [Oral presentation]. XIVè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., & Prieto, P. (2022, September 7-9). The contribution of gestures in complex language skills: Children's referential iconic gestures in narratives predict better-structured stories [Oral presentation]. In Igualada, A., The contribution of multimodal abilities to language development across childhood (from 9 months to 8 years of age) [Symposium]. X International Congress on Language Acquisition. Universitat de Girona, Girona.

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2022, September 7-9
). Audiovisual Pragmatic Test: un nuevo test para evaluar las habilidades pragmáticas expresivas y prosódicas en niños/as catalanohablantes en la etapa infantil y primaria [Oral presentation]. In Igualada, A., Evaluación de la pragmática en etapa de desarrollo infantil [Symposium]. X International Congress on Language Acquisition. Universitat de Girona, Girona.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., & Prieto, P. (2022, July 13-15). Referential iconic vs. non-referential gestures in narrative discourse: Children's iconic gestures predict better-structured stories [Oral presentation]. In I. Vilà-Giménez, Ö. E. Demir-Lira, & P. Prieto, Further exploring the predictive link between gesture and children's linguistic and cognitive outcomes: A multidisciplinary view [Symposium]. 9th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS). University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dowling, N., Vilà-Giménez, I., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., Prieto, P., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2022, July 13-15). Non-referential gestures don't always flock together [Oral presentation]. 9th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS). University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Rohrer, P. L., Vilà-Giménez, I., Florit-Pons, J., Esteve-Gibert, N., Ren, A., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., & Prieto, P. (2022, July 13-15). The MultiModal MultiDimensional (M3D) approach to gesture-speech annotation [Oral presentation]. 9th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS). University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.


Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2022, June 20-21). Audiovisual Pragmatic Test: A pragmatic assessment instrument for Catalan-speaking children [Oral presentation]. Jornades de Lingüística Catalana a Viena. University of Vienna, Austria.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., & Prieto, P. (2022, January 10-14). Children's referential iconic gestures in narratives predict better-structured stories at later ages [Oral presentation]. Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development. Cognitive Development Center CEU, Budapest, Hungary.


Muñoz-Coego, S., Florit-Pons, J., Rohrer, P. L., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2022, January 10-14). The multimodal marking of discourse referents in children’s narrative speech: Evidence from gesture and prosody [Oral presentation]. Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development. Cognitive Development Center CEU, Budapest, Hungary.

Florit-Pons, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Rohrer, P. L., & Prieto, P. (2021, December 6-9). The development of co-speech gestures and their temporal alignment with prosodic prominence: A longitudinal insight from children's narrative speech [Oral presentation]. International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TAI). University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark. [Best Paper Award]

Florit-Pons, J., Rohrer, P. L., Muñoz-Coego, S., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2021, July 24). El marcatge prosòdic i gestual del grau de novetat dels referents en el discurs narratiu de nens/es: Un estudi longitudinal [Oral presentation]. Escola d'Estiu de Lingüística Catalana (EDELC). Universitat de les Illes Balears.

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2021, July 15). Anàlisi del desenvolupament de la prosòdia en nens i nenes catalanoparlants de 3 a 8 anys [Oral presentation]. XIIè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català, Universitat de Barcelona i Universitat de les Illes Balears.

Florit-Pons, J., Rohrer, P. L, Muñoz-Coego, S., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P.  (2021, July 15).  Desenvolupament del marcatge prosòdic i gestual dels referents en el discurs: un estudi longitudinal [Oral presentation]. XIIè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català, Universitat de Barcelona i Universitat de les Illes Balears.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Dowling, N., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., Prieto, P., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021, June 21-23). The important discourse-pragmatic and prosodic properties of children's early spontaneous non-referential beat gestures in predicting later narrative structure [Oral presentation]. 4th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe conference, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2021, April 29-May 1). Acquiring pragmatic prosody: Evidence from 3- to 4-year-old Catalan speaking children [Oral presentation]. Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), University of Illinois, Illinois, USA. 

Florit-Pons, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Rohrer, P. L., & Prieto, P. (2021, January 27-29). Referent's information status, pitch accentuation, and gestural marking in children's narratives: A longitudinal perspective [Oral presentation]. 18th Old World Conference on Phonology (OCP), University of the Balearic Islands, Eivissa, Illes Balears.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Dowling, N., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., Prieto, P., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021, January 27-29). Predicting children’s narrative structure: The value of non-referential beat gestures and their concomitant prosodic prominence in spontaneous interactions [Oral presentation]. 18th Old World Conference on Phonology (OCP), University of the Balearic Islands, Eivissa, Illes Balears.

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2021, January 27-29). Bridging the gap between prosody and pragmatics: Preschoolers' prosodic profiles and Theory of Mind abilities [Oral presentation]. 18th Old World Conference on Phonology (OCP), University of the Balearic Islands, Eivissa, Illes Balears.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., & Prieto, P. (2021, January 4-8).  Referential iconic vs. Non-referential beat gestures performed in children’s narratives: The predictive value of iconic gestures [Oral presentation]. Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development. Cognitive Development Center CEU, Budapest, Hungary.
 
Florit-Pons, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Rohrer, P. L., & Prieto, P.  (2021, January 4-8).  The development of non-referential gestures and the ability to mark IS in narrative speech: A longitudinal study [Oral presentation]. Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development. Cognitive Development Center CEU, Budapest, Hungary.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Demir-Lira, Ö. E. , & Prieto, P.  (2020, September 7-9). The role of referential iconic and non-referential beat gestures in children's narrative production: Iconics signal oncoming changes in speech [Oral presentation]. 7th Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN), KTH Speech, Music & Hearing and Språkbanken Tal, Stockholm, Sweden.
 
Rohrer, P. L., Vilà-Giménez, I., Florit-Pons, J., Esteve-Gibert, N., Ren, A., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., & Prieto, P.  (2020, September 7-9). The MultiModal MultiDimensional (M3D) labelling scheme for the annotation of audiovisual corpora [Oral presentation]. 7th Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN), KTH Speech, Music & Hearing and Språkbanken Tal, Stockholm, Sweden.

Florit-Pons, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Rohrer, P. L., & Prieto, P.  (2020, September 7-9). The development and temporal integration of co-speech gesture in narrative speech: A longitudinal study [Oral presentation]. 7th Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN), KTH Speech, Music & Hearing and Språkbanken Tal, Stockholm, Sweden.

Vilà-Giménez, I. (2019, July 15). El rol pragmàtic i predictiu dels gestos rítmics: Un estudi longitudinal [Oral presentation]. XIè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
   
Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019, July 15). El desenvolupament de la prosòdia i la pragmàtica en nens catalanoparlants [Oral presentation]. XIè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2019, July 10-12). Children’s narrative performance: Training children with observing and producing beat gestures [Oral presentation]. Child Language Symposium 2019, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Vilà-Giménez, I. & Prieto, P. (2019, April 10-13). Embodied enactment during storytelling with beat gestures leads to better narrative performance in 5- to 6-year-old children [Oral presentation]. XIV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

Vilà-Giménez, I. & Prieto, P. (2018, November 14). Efectos de mejora en la estructura y fluidez de los discursos narrativos de niños a través de la producción de gestos rítmicos [Oral presentation]. 1º Congreso Internacional sobre didáctica de la lengua infantil, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU), Leioa, Bizkaia, País Vasco.
 
Vilà-Giménez, I. & Prieto, P. (2018, June 28). Motivar els nens a produir gestos rítmics millora l’estructura i la fluïdesa dels discursos narratius [Oral presentation]. Xè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona.
 
Prieto, P., Cravotta, A., Kushch, O., Rohrer, P., & Vilà-Giménez, I. (2018, June 28). Una proposta d’etiquetatge de la prominència gestual i prosòdica: els gestos rítmics [Oral presentation]. Xè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona.
 
Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2018, June 28). Avaluació d’habilitats pragmàtiques i prosòdiques dels nens en edat preescolar [Oral presentation]. Xè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona.
 
Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2017, July 4). Els efectes positius de l’observació i la producció de gestos rítmics en les habilitats narratives de nens de 5 i 6 anys [Oral presentation]. IXè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona.
 
Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2017, February 2-3). Does training with beat gestures favour children's narrative discourse abilities? [Oral presentation]. iGesto’17, International Conference on Gesture and Multimodality, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.
 
Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2016, July 4). Efectes de l’entrenament amb prosòdia i gestos rítmics en les habilitats narratives de nens de 5-6 anys [Oral presentation]. VIIIè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Poster presentations
Muñoz-Coego, S., Florit-Pons, J., Rohrer, P. L., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2022, May 23-26). The prosodic and gestural marking of information status in children's narrative speech: A longitudinal study [Poster presentation]. 11th Speech Prosody 2022. Lisbon, Portugal.
Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2022, May 23-26). Pragmatic prosody development from 3 to 8 years of age: A cross-sectional study in Catalan [Poster presentation]. 11th Speech Prosody 2022. Lisbon, Portugal.
Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2021, December 6-9). The acquisition of pragmatic prosody by Catalan preschool and school-aged children [Poster presentation]. International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TAI). University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark.
Muñoz-Coego, S., Florit-Pons, J., Rohrer, P. L., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2021, December 6-9). The prosodic marking of Referent Status in Catalan’s children narrative discourse: A longitudinal study [Poster presentation]. International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TAI). University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark.
Dowling, N., Vilà-Giménez, I., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., Prieto, P., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021, July 15-21). Non-referential beat and flip gestures follow distinct developmental trajectories of function [Poster presentation]. 15th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Vilà-Giménez, I., Dowling, N., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., Prieto, P., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021, July 15-21). Early children's use of non-referential beat gestures predicts narrative abilities at 5 years of age [Poster presentation]. 15th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019, August 5-9). A new tool to assess pragmatic prosody in children: Evidence from 3- to 4-year-olds [Poster presentation]. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019, June 17-19). Producing rhythmic beat gestures while retelling a story: positive effects of a gesture-based training session on children’s narrative performance [Poster presentation]. 3rd Phonetics and Phonology in Europe conference, Hotel Tiziano, Lecce, Italy.
Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019, June 17-19). Assessing pragmatic prosody in 3- to 4-year-old children [Poster presentation]. 3rd Phonetics and Phonology in Europe conference, Hotel Tiziano, Lecce, Italy.
Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019, June 6-7). Beat gestures and narrative development: Training children in producing rhythmic hand gestures promotes immediate gains in their discourse performances [Poster presentation]. LingCologne2019, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany. [1st Place Best Poster Award]
Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2018, June 13-16).  Encouraging children to produce rhythmic beat gestures leads to better narrative discourse performances [Poster presentation]. 9th Speech Prosody Conference, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

 

Prieto, P., Cravotta, A., Kushch, O., Rohrer, P., & Vilà-Giménez, I. (2018, June 13-16).  Deconstructing beat gestures: a labelling proposal [Poster presentation] 9th Speech Prosody Conference, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

 

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2017, September 7-9). The positive effect of observing and producing beat gestures on children’s narrative abilities [Poster presentation]. Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

Llanes-Coromina, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Kushch, O., Borràs-Comes, J., & Prieto, P. (2017, September 7-9). Do beat gestures and prosodic prominence enhance preschoolers' recall and comprehension of discourse information? [Poster presentation]. Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

 

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2017, July 17-21). The effectiveness of a short training with beat gestures in improving children’s narrative discourse skills [Poster presentation]. 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Université Lyon, Lyon, France.

 

Llanes-Coromina, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Kushch, O., Borràs-Comes, J., & Prieto, P. (2017, July 17-21). Prominence in speech and gesture help preschoolers to recall and comprehend information [Poster presentation]. 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Université Lyon, Lyon, France. [3rd Place Student Poster Award]

 

Llanes-Coromina, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Kushch, O., Borràs-Comes, J., & Prieto, P. (2017, June 21-23). Do beat gestures help preschool children to recall and understand discourse information? [Poster presentation]. Language as a form of Action, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), Rome, Italy.

 

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2016, November 28-29). A short training with beat gestures promotes immediate gains in children’s narrative discourse abilities [Poster presentation]. Workshop on Audiovisual Speech Processing and Language Learning, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

 

Igualada, A., Esteve-Gibert, N., Llanes, J., Kushch, O., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2016, September 29-30). Beat gestures help preschool children to improve recall and language abilities [Poster presentation]. Beyond Language Learning Workshop, Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

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