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El gest i la prosòdia actuen com a precursors del desenvolupament sociopragmàtic dels infants

Conclou un treball de revisió de Pilar Prieto, professora d’investigació ICREA del Departament de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge, i d’Iris Hübscher de l'URPP Language and Space de la Universitat de Zurich, que han publicat a la revista Frontiers in Psychology. Els resultats són interessants pels àmbits de l’aprenentatge de llengües, la psicologia del desenvolupament i la intervenció lingüística.


UPF is established among the top 150 universities in the world for Arts and Humanities in the Times Higher Education ranking by fields

It maintains the same position as in the last two editions, within the 126-150 bracket, making it the fourth university in Spain and 70th in Europe.


TV series penalize lesbian characters

Such are the findings of a study conducted by Rafael Ventura, a member of the Centre for Gender Studies with Mar Guerrero and Maria José Estables, researchers from the Department of Communication. The author calls the phenomenon the “dead lesbian syndrome” and suggests strategies to overcome it. The study pertains to the monograph Comunicación para el cambio social: propuestas para la acción (Tirant lo Blanch, 2019).


How do children express their state of knowledge of the world around them?

A study published in Journal of Language, Learning and Development by researchers with the Prosodic Studies Group led by Pilar Prieto, ICREA research professor with the Department of Translation and Language Sciences, reveals for the first time that three-year-olds use gestural and prosodic precursors in the expression of uncertainty, which they will express after five years of age through lexical cues.



Deciphering the irony and semantics of emoticons

This is the research line pursued by Francesco Barbieri for his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Horacio Saggion, considered the best doctoral thesis at the 35th Congress of the Spanish Society of Natural Language Processing 2019, held from 24 to 27 September at the University of the Basque Country.


Musical perception: nature or nurture?

This is the subject of the research by Juan Manuel Toro (ICREA) and Carlota Pagès Portabella, researchers at the Center for Brain and Cognition, published in the journal Psychophysiology as part of a H2020 project being carried out with Fundació Bial to understand the neuronal bases of musical cognition.

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