Kateřina Fibigerová

List of John Benjamins publications for which Kateřina Fibigerová plays a role.



Fibigerová, Kateřina and Michèle Guidetti. 2022. Iconicity in gesture: How Czech children and adults use iconic gestures to deal with a gap between mental and linguistic representations of motion events. Iconicity in Cognition and across Semiotic Systems, Lenninger, Sara, Olga Fischer, Christina Ljungberg and Elżbieta Tabakowska (eds.), pp. 245–264
Our paper contributes to the discussion about iconicity by bringing attention to iconic co-speech gestures. We investigate their role in situations where mental representation becomes difficult to fully express through words only. For instance, when Czech speakers describe Motion, the lexicon… read more | Chapter
This chapter contributes to the present discussion about the expression of motion in French by presenting a psycholinguistic study that focuses on how information about motion is structured not only in speech but also in co-speech gesture. Interested in developmental and cross-linguistic… read more | Chapter
The present study compares adults, five- and ten-year-old speakers of Czech (a satellite-framed language) and French (a verb-framed language) during the task of describing short animated videos displaying various voluntary motion events. In this research domain, Czech is a hitherto unexplored… read more | Article
Guidetti, Michèle, Kateřina Fibigerová and Jean-Marc Colletta. 2014. Gestures and multimodal development: Some key issues for language acquisition. From Gesture in Conversation to Visible Action as Utterance: Essays in honor of Adam Kendon, Seyfeddinipur, Mandana and Marianne Gullberg (eds.), pp. 351–370
Children begin to gesture long before talking. Gestures, such as pointing or waving goodbye, constitute the principal means of interacting conventionally with others before the emergence of the lexicon. Children continue to gesture after they start to talk, and through to adulthood. In spite of… read more | Article
Fibigerová, Kateřina, Michèle Guidetti and Lenka Šulová. 2012. 11. Verbal and gestural expression of motion in French and Czech. Space and Time in Languages and Cultures: Language, culture, and cognition, Filipović, Luna and Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt (eds.), pp. 251–268
The aim of this chapter is to contribute to the general discussion about conceptualisation of motion events in different languages and cultures (see also Engemann et al., HCP 36; Lewandowski, HCP 36; Filipović and Geva, this volume). This study examines how language specificities influence the way… read more | Article