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Sinn und Bedeutung 28 will take place at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) from September 5-8, 2023. The conference is jointly organized by the RUB Department of Linguistics, the Linguistic Data Science Lab, the Department of German Language and Literature, and the Departments of Philosophy I and II. The conference will feature a three-day main session (Sept. 6-8) and a one-day special session on The Semantics and Pragmatics of Co-Speech / Co-Sign Communication (Sept. 5).

Invited Speakers (main session):

Special session:  The Semantics and Pragmatics of Co-Speech / Co-Sign Communication

This special session is dedicated to research on the semantics and pragmatics of visual communication, in particular gestures and related phenomena that occur together with spoken or signed language. We invite theoretical, empirical, or applied work that addresses the meaning of these gestures and how it can be composed with the meaning of the verbal spoken or signed channel.

  • Invited speaker: Cornelia Ebert (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Organizer: Tatjana Scheffler (RUB)


  • Kristina Liefke (RUB Philosophy II)
  • Ralf Klabunde (RUB Linguistic Data Science Lab)
  • Agata Renans (RUB Linguistics)
  • Daniel Gutzmann (RUB German Language & Literature)
  • Tatjana Scheffler (RUB German Language & Literature)
  • Dolf Rami (RUB Philosophy I)
  • Heinrich Wansing (RUB Philosophy I)
  • Markus Werning (RUB Philosophy II)



Submission deadline: March 15, 2023
Notification: May 30, 3023
Special sessions: Sept. 5, 2023
Main session: Sept. 6-8, 2023