Angela Grimminger, Klinische Linguistin M.Sc.

Room: 1.042
Phone: +49 521 106 12239
Fax: +49 521 106 1512239
Email: agrimminger'at'uni-bielefeld.de
 

Short CV

I am the Laboratory Coordinator of the Research Group since 2008. In 2011, I received my Master‘s degree in Clinical Linguistics from Bielefeld University. The topic of my thesis was maternal gestural behavior towards their language-delayed or typically developed children.
In 2012, I started my PhD project where I study the early communicative development and its relation to later language acquisition.
 

Research Interests

  • language acquisition
  • multimodal input
  • Late Talker
  • gesture development

 

Further Activities

 

Teachings

  • Seminar: Gesten kommunizieren Lernen
  • Projektseminar: Interaktion und Kommunikation mit Kindern

 

Publications

Journal paper

Grimminger, A., Lüke, C., Ritterfeld, U., Liszkowski, U. & Rohlfing, K. J. (in press). Effekte von Objekt-Familiarisierung auf die frühe gestische Kommunikation: Individuelle Unterschiede bei Kindern mit 16 Monaten. Frühe Bildung.

Lüke, C., Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Liszkowski, U. & Ritterfeld, U. (in press). In infants‘ hands: Preverbal identification of children at risk for primary language delay. Child Development.

Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Stenneken, P. (2012): Children's lexical skills and task demands affect gestural behavior in mothers of late-talking children and children with typical language development. [Reprint]. In: J.-M. Colletta & M. Guidetti (Eds.), Gesture and Multimodal Development (pp. 129-155). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.

Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Stenneken, P. (2010): Children's lexical skills and task demands affect gestural behavior in mothers of late-talking children and children with typical language development. Gesture 10(2-3): 251 - 278.

Book chapters

Grimminger, A. & Rohlfing, K. J.  (2015): Multimodale Sprachlehrstrategien entstehen in spezifischen Interaktionen. In: Müller, C., Stark, L. & Gressnich, E. (Eds): Lernen durch Vorlesen. Interdisziplinäre Beiträge aus Forschung und Praxis.

Rohlfing, K. J., Grimminger, A. & Nachtigäller, K. (2015): Gesturing in joint book reading. In: Kümmerling-Meibauer, B., Meibauer, J., Rohlfing, K. J. & Nachtigäller, K. (Eds): Learning from picturebooks. Perspectives from child development & literacy studies. Routledge Series in Explorations in Developmental Psychology: 99–116.

Conference presentations

Lüke, C., Ritterfeld, U., Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. & Liszkowski, U. (2015). Development of pointing gestures in children with and without primary language delay. Poster presented at the Child Language Symposium (CLS) Warwick, UK, July 21-22.

Grimminger, A., Lüke, C., Ritterfeld, U., Liszkowski, U. & Rohlfing, K. (2015). Handshape versus handedness of pointing and language development. Poster presented at the Workshop Gesture in Language Development, Warwick, UK, July 20.

Grimminger, A., Lüke, C., Ritterfeld, U., Liszkowski, U. & Rohlfing, K. (2015). Children’s gestural behavior changes as a function of vocabulary size and familiarization. Poster presented at the Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD), Stockholm, Sweden, June 10-12.

Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Lüke, C., Liszkowski, U. & Ritterfeld, U. (2014). Do declarative gestures reflect a general motivation for communication? Talk held at the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Amsterdam, Niederlande, July.

Lüke, C., Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Liszkowski, U. & Ritterfeld, U. (2014). Can children at risk for language delay be identified by analyzing their deictic gesture usage at infant age? Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS), Berlin, July.

Lüke, C., Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Liszkowski, U. & Ritterfeld, U. (2014). Predictive value of index-finger pointing for language delay. Poster presented at the 35th Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD), Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Lüke, C., Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Liszkowski, U. & Ritterfeld, U. (2013). Are different types of infant pointing gestures at 12 months related to their verbal skills? Poster presented at the Child Language Seminar (CLS), Manchester, UK, June.

Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K.J. & Nachtigäller, K. (2014). Die Pragmatik des gemeinsamen Buchlesens. Paper presented at the Workshop "Sprachliches Lernen durch Vorlesen", Bochum, Germany, February 21.-22.

Rohlfing, K.J., Grimminger, A., & Nachtigäller, K. (2013). Which Semantic Synchrony?
Paper presented at the TiGeR 2013 - Tilburg Gesture Research Meeting, Tilburg, Netherlands, June 19-21. [pdf]

Grimminger, A., Segbers, J. & Rohlfing, K.J. (2013). Maternal verbal responses to children’s pointing behavior. Talk held at the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development (BCCCD) within the Symposium "Perspectives on the motivation to point in young infants", Budapest, Hungary, January 10-12.

Rohlfing, K. J., Grimminger, A., Nachtigäller, K. (2012). Gestural input during bookreading and language acquisition: a value of a pragmatically specific situation? Paper presented at the 3rd Nijmegen Gesture Center (NGC) Workshop: Multimodality and Language Learning, Nijmegen, Netherlands, June 14-15.

Rohlfing, K. J. & Grimminger, A.  (2011): Do lexical skills and task influence maternal gestural input. Paper presented at the XII. International Congress for Studies in Child Language, Montreal, Canada, 19. – 23. July.

Rohlfing, K. J., Grimminger, A. & Salas Poblete, J. (2010): When pointing is used to express iconic meaning. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Frankfurt (Oder), 26. – 30. July.

Grimminger, A., Rohlfing, K. J., Salas Poblete, J. & Stenneken, P. (2009): Do mothers alter their pointing behaviour in dependence of children‘s lexical development? Analysis of task- oriented gestural input towards typical children and Late Talkers. Poster presented at the Multimodality of communication in children: gestures, emotions, language and cognition (MULTIMOD), Toulouse France, 9. – 11. July. [pdf]

Rohlfing, K. J., Salas Poblete, J. & Grimminger, A. (2009): Getting you to understand. How mothers gesture when instructing to put two objects together. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, Denver USA, 2. – 4. April. [pdf]