PUBLICATIONS

PhD thesis

Vilà-Giménez, Ingrid (2020). Non-referential beat gestures as a window onto the development of children's narrative abilities. Directed by Pilar Prieto (ICREA-UPF). Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Departament de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge. Thesis defense: June 30, 2020.

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: A longitudinal study of referential and temporal aspects of co-speech gesture.

Pronina, M., Hübscher, I., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (under review). The acquisition of pragmatic prosody in the preschool years: Bridging the gap between prosody and pragmatics. Frontiers in Psychology.

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

Rohrer, P. L., Florit-Pons, J., Vilà-Giménez, I. & Prieto, P. (under review). Non-referential gestures mark new referents in children’s narrative discourse. Frontiers in Psychology.

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

Vilà-Giménez, I., Dowling, N., Demir-Lira, Ö. E., Prieto, P., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (in press, 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. 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

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.

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. 

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

OSF projects

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., Gurrado, G., Muñoz, S., & Prieto, P. (2021, June 1). Catalan children’s multimodal development in narrative discourse. Retrieved from osf.io/npz3w

This project aims to analyze children’s multimodal development in narrative discourse. The studies carried out within the project are based on the analysis of the "Audiovisual corpus of Catalan children’s narrative speech development" (Vilà-Giménez et al., in prep.). This is a longitudinal database that includes an audiovisual corpus 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), which has been orthographically transcribed and analyzed for prosody, gesture, and Information Structure. The actual dataset will be soon publicly available at TalkBank. Please see the subprojects in the Components section for more details about different individual studies that have been carried out using this dataset.

You can also find my work on my ResearchGate page.
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