Multimodale Evidentheitsmarkierung im Deutschen Eine Analyse verbaler und gestischer Ausdrucksformen und ihrer Kookkurrenzen

Katinka Mangelschots, Steven Schoonjans


This study deals with gestures and their relation to verbal utterances in contexts of obvious-ness in German, focusing on debate situations. Obviousness is taken in a broad sense, refer-ring to any state that is so evident or natural that no further proof is needed. The study offers an overview of the most common verbal and gestural markers of obviousness, including a brief discussion of combined uses of gestural markers. In a second step, the attention is shift-ed towards the interaction between these layers of expression (speech and gesture) by looking at the most frequent co-occurrence patterns of a verbal and a gestural marker.