List of John Benjamins publications for which Kawai Chui plays a role.
The study investigates the consistency and divergence between language and gesture in the expression of spatial orientations in the metaphorical conceptualization of sequence time, and the influence of the diversity in the reading and writing practices used in Taiwan on the spatialization of… read more | Article
Cross-linguistic comparison of representations of motion in language and gesture. Gesture 12:1, pp. 40–612012.
In the linguistic-gestural representation of motion events, the past studies showed that manner and path in English are mentioned within one clause, and the two components can be represented together in one gesture. In Turkish and Japanese, they are expressed separately in two clauses, and two… read more | Article
Do gestures compensate for the omission of motion expression in speech?. Chinese Language and Discourse 2:2, pp. 153–1672011.
The present study investigates whether and to what extent motion-event gestures compensate for the omission of linguistic expression in Chinese discourse and across different languages to understand language-specificity/language-universality and the coordination of motion information across the two… read more | Article
Is the correlation between grounding and transitivity universal?. Studies in Language 27:2, pp. 221–2442003.
This paper studies the correlation between grounding and transitivity in Chinese narratives and conversations based on the ten Transitivity features proposed by Hopper and Thompson (1980), to examine the universality of the correlation across different spoken discourse and different languages.… read more | Article