PUBLICATIONS

PhD thesis

Vilà-Giménez, Ingrid (2020). Non-referential beat gestures as a window onto the development of children's narrative abilities. [Doctoral dissertation, Dept. de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge, Universitat Pompeu Fabra]. Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa.

Submitted / Under review / In preparation

Florit-Pons, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Rohrer, P. L., & Prieto, P. (in prep.). Multimodal development in children's narrative speech: Evidence for tight gesture-speech temporal alignment patterns as early as 5 years old.

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., Prieto, P. (in prep.) Tracking the development of pragmatic prosody in Catalan preschool and school-aged children.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Llanes-Coromina, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Kushch, O., Borràs-Comes, J., & Prieto, P. (2018). Beat gestures help preschoolers recall and comprehend discourse information. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 172(8), 168–188. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2018.02.004

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2021). Bridging the Gap Between Prosody and Pragmatics: The Acquisition of Pragmatic Prosody in the Preschool Years and Its Relation With Theory of Mind. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:662124. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.662124

Rohrer, P. L., Florit-Pons, J., Vilà-Giménez, I. & Prieto, P. (2022). Children use non-referential gestures in narrative speech to mark discourse elements which update common ground. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:661339. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.661339

Vilà-Giménez, I., Dowling, N., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., Prieto, P., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021). The predictive value of non-referential beat gestures: Early use in parent-child interactions predicts narrative abilities at 5 years of age. Child Development, 92(6), 2335–2355. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13583

Vilà-Giménez, I., Igualada, A., & Prieto, P. (2019). Observing storytellers who use rhythmic beat gestures improves children’s narrative discourse performance. Developmental Psychology, 55(2), 250–262. doi: 10.1037/dev0000604

A video abstract of this article can be viewed here.

​Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2020). Encouraging kids to beat: Children's beat gesture production boosts their narrative performance. Developmental Science, 23(6), 1–14. doi: 10.1111/desc.12967

Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2021). The Value of Non-Referential Gestures: A Systematic Review of Their Cognitive and Linguistic Effects in Children’s Language Development. Children, 8(2):148. doi: 10.3390/children8020148

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

Dowling, N., Vilà-Giménez, I., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., Prieto, P., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021). Non-referential beat and flip gestures follow distinct developmental trajectories of function. Virtual IASCL 2021 (organizers J. Parish-Morris, A. Iglesias, R. Paul), July 15-23, 2021.  In V. C. M. Gathercole (Ed.), eProceedingsIASCL2021.weebly.com, P41.

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

Muñoz-Coego, S., Florit-Pons, J., Rohrer, P. L., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2022). The prosodic and gestural marking of information status in children's narrative speech: A longitudinal study. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Lisbon, Portugal. doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2022

Prieto, P., Cravotta, A., Kushch, O., Rohrer, P. L., & Vilà-Giménez, I. (2018). Deconstructing beat gestures: a labelling proposal. In K. Klessa, J. Bachan, A. Wagner, M. Karpiński, & D. Śledziński (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody (pp. 201–205). Poznań, Poland. doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-41

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2019). A new tool to assess pragmatic prosody in children: evidence from 3- to 4-year-olds. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain, & P. Warren (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 3145–3149). Canberra, Australia: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc. 

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2022). Pragmatic prosody development from 3 to 8 years of age: A cross-sectional study in Catalan. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Lisbon, Portugal. doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2022

Rohrer, P. L., Vilà-Giménez, I., Florit-Pons, J., Esteve-Gibert, N., Ren, A., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., & Prieto, P.  (2020). The MultiModal MultiDimensional (M3D) labelling scheme for the annotation of audiovisual corpora. Proceedings of the 7th Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN). KTH Speech, Music & Hearing and Språkbanken Tal. Stockholm, Sweden.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Demir-Lira, Ö. E. , & Prieto, P.  (2020). The role of referential iconic and non-referential beat gestures in children's narrative production: Iconics signal oncoming changes in speech. Proceedings of the 7th Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN). KTH Speech, Music & Hearing and Språkbanken Tal. Stockholm, Sweden.

Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2018). Encouraging children to produce rhythmic beat gestures leads to better narrative discourse performances. In K. Klessa, J. Bachan, A. Wagner, M. Karpiński, & D. Śledziński (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody (pp. 704–708). Poznań, Poland. doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-143

Vilà-Giménez, I., Dowling, N., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., Prieto, P., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2021). Early children's use of non-referential beat gestures predicts narrative abilities at 5 years of age. Virtual IASCL 2021 (organizers J. Parish-Morris, A. Iglesias, R. Paul), July 15-23, 2021.  In V. C. M. Gathercole (Ed.), eProceedingsIASCL2021.weebly.com, P218.

OSF projects

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2021, June 30). The Audiovisual Pragmatic Test (APT): A New Tool to Assess Pragmatic Prosody in Children. Retrieved from osf.io/pyc34

This repository contains the materials of the Audiovisual Pragmatic Test (APT), a test specifically designed for a comprehensive assessment of pragmatic prosody skills from early childhood, starting from the age of 3, to late childhood in typically developing children (see Pronina et al., 2019, for details). It also contains data from cross-sectional and longitudinal samples of children of different ages.

Rohrer, P. L., Vilà-Giménez, I., Florit-Pons, J., Gurrado, G., Gibert, N. E., Ren, P., … Prieto, P. (2021, February 24). The MultiModal MultiDimensional (M3D) labeling system. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/ANKDX

The M3D labeling system offers a dimensionalized approach to the annotation of communicative body movements (i.e., manual gestures, head movements, and other articulators) in terms of their form, their semantic and pragmatic contributions to speech, and their relationship to speech prosody.

Vilà-Giménez, I., Florit-Pons, J., Rohrer, P. L., Muñoz-Coego, S., Gurrado, G., & Prieto, P. (2022). Audiovisual corpus of Catalan children’s narrative discourse development. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/NPZ3W

The present audiovisual corpus consists of narrative productions carried out by 83 children at two time points in development (when children were 5-6 years old, and then two years later). All the narratives have been orthographically transcribed and analyzed for prosody, gesture, and Information Structure. The studies/subprojects carried out with this longitudinal corpus aim to analyze children’s gesture-speech multimodal development in narrative discourse.

You can also find my work on my ResearchGate page.
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