GEstures and Head Movements in language (GEHM)

The GEHM network will support cooperation among eight leading research groups working in the area of gesture and language, and thereby foster new theoretical insights into the way hand gestures and head movements interact with speech in face-to-face multimodal communication.

The network has specific focus on three research strands:

  1. language-specific characteristics of gesture-speech interaction
  2. multimodal prominence
  3. multimodal behaviour modelling


















































UCPH researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Bart Jongejan Software Developer +4535329075 E-mail
Costanza Navarretta Senior Researcher +4535329079 E-mail
Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen Professor +4530298664 E-mail
Patrizia Paggio Associate Professor +4535329072 E-mail

Funded by

Independent Research Fund Denmark

The network is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark with grant 9055-00004B.

Project period: 1 September 2019 - 28 February 2023.


The MultiModal MultiDimensional (M3D) labeling system


The M3D labeling system represents a joint effort between three gesture labs (one of the GEHM labs, e.g., the Prosodic Studies Group at Universtitat Pompeu Fabra).

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2nd International Workshop on Language Acquisition

22-06-2021 09:00

Call for contributions

The Second International Workshop on Language Acquisition, June 22-23 2021, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jointly organized by the Centre for Language Technology (University of Copenhagen), Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre (Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUHK) and University of Cambridge-CUHK Joint Laboratory for Bilingualism

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Other network members

Department of Linguistics and Phonetics at Kiel University:

Division of Speech, Music and Hearing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology:

MIDI group at KU Leuven:

Centre for IMS at Linnaeus University:

Centre for Languages and Literature and Lund University Humanities Lab at Lund University:

Computational Linguistics Group at Trinity College Dublin:

GrEP at Universitat Pompeu Fabra:

University of Malta, Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology: