Autumn Hostetter

List of John Benjamins publications for which Autumn Hostetter plays a role.


ISSN 1568-1475 | E-ISSN 1569-9773


Nathan, Mitchell J., Amelia Yeo, Rebecca Boncoddo, Autumn Hostetter and Martha W. Alibali 2019 Teachers’ attitudes about gesture for learning and instructionGesture 18:1, pp. 31–56
We developed and tested a survey instrument to measure teachers’ attitudes about gesture in learning and instruction (TAGLI). Teachers (N = 192) generally believed that instructional gestures are beneficial for learning, and not distracting for students. Teachers had positive expectations, both for… read more | Article
Hostetter, Autumn, Stuart H. Murch, Lyla Rothschild and Cierra S. Gillard 2018 Does seeing gesture lighten or increase the load? Effects of processing gesture on verbal and visuospatial cognitive loadGesture 17:2, pp. 268–290
We examined the cognitive resources involved in processing speech with gesture compared to the same speech without gesture across four studies using a dual-task paradigm. Participants viewed videos of a woman describing spatial arrays either with gesture or without. They then attempted to choose… read more | Article
Alibali, Martha W., Amelia Yeo, Autumn Hostetter and Sotaro Kita 2017 Chapter 2. Representational gestures help speakers package information for speakingWhy Gesture?: How the hands function in speaking, thinking and communicating, Church, Ruth Breckinridge, Martha W. Alibali and Spencer D. Kelly (eds.), pp. 15–37
Hostetter, Autumn and Rebecca Boncoddo 2017 Chapter 7. Gestures highlight perceptual-motor representations in thinkingWhy Gesture?: How the hands function in speaking, thinking and communicating, Church, Ruth Breckinridge, Martha W. Alibali and Spencer D. Kelly (eds.), pp. 155–174
Hostetter, Autumn and Andrea L. Potthoff 2012 Effects of personality and social situation on representational gesture productionGesture 12:1, pp. 62–83
The present study investigated the correlation between speakers’ self-reported Big Five personality traits (extraversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness to experience) and their representational gesture production. In addition, possible interactions between the… read more | Article
Speakers sometimes convey information in their gestures that they do not convey in the accompanying speech. The present study examined whether individual differences in the production of non-redundant gesture–speech combinations are related to individual differences in speakers’ spatial and verbal… read more | Article
The present study aimed to determine if variations in a speaker’s motivation to communicate influence the frequency or size of the gestures the speaker produces. We observed the gestures produced by speakers as they gave route directions to a listener who they believed would use the information… read more | Chapter
Alibali, Martha W., Julia L. Evans, Autumn Hostetter, Kristin Ryan and Elina Mainela-Arnold 2009 Gesture–speech integration in narrative: Are children less redundant than adults?Gesture 9:3, pp. 290–311
Speakers sometimes express information in gestures that they do not express in speech. In this research, we developed a system that could be used to assess the redundancy of gesture and speech in a narrative task. We then applied this system to examine whether children and adults produce… read more | Article
Individuals differ greatly in how often they gesture when they speak. This study investigated relations between speakers’ verbal and spatial skills and their gesture rates. Two types of verbal skill were measured: semantic fluency, which is thought to index efficiency with lexical access, and… read more | Article