Fey Parrill

Associate Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University, 2012-present.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University, 2006-2012.
Robson Junior Professor, 2006-2012.


Education

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Joint Ph.D. in Psychology and Linguistics, 2006

University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley, CA
BA in Linguistics (Honors), 2000


Research Interests

Co-speech gesture, embodied cognition, pragmatics, discourse analysis.


Teaching at Case Western Reserve University

Cognitive Science 101: Intro to Cognitive Science.
Cognitive Science 302: SAGES Departmental Seminar (Method & Theory in Cognitive Science)
Cognitive Science 327: Gesture in Communication and Cognition.
SAGES First Seminar. FSNA 112: Talking brains: The neuroscience of language.
SAGES University Seminar. USNA 230: ATTENTION! Understanding the human attention system.


Publications

  • Parrill, F., Bergen, B. K., & Lichtenstein, P. V. (in press). Grammatical aspect in multimodal language production: Using gesture to reveal event representations. Cognitive Linguistics 24(1).
  • Parrill, F. (2012). Interactions between discourse status and viewpoint in co-speech gesture. In B. Dancygier & E. Sweetser (Eds.), Viewpoint in Language: A Multimodal Perspective (pp. 97-112). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Parrill, F. (2011). The relation between the encoding of motion event information and viewpoint in English-accompanying gestures.Gesture 11(1), 61-80.
  • Parrill, F., Bullen, J., & Hoburg, H. (2010). Effects of input modality on speech-gesture integration. Journal of Pragmatics 42(11), 3130-3137.
  • Parrill, F. (2010). The hands are part of the package: Gesture, common ground, and information packaging. In J. Newman & S. Rice (Eds.), Empirical and Experimental Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research (pp. 285-302). Stanford: CSLI. PDF
  • Parrill, F. (2010). Viewpoint in speech-gesture integration: Linguistic structure, discourse structure, and event structure. Language and Cognitive Processes, 25(5), 650-668. PDF
  • Parrill, F., Tobin, V., & Turner, M. (Eds.) (2010). Meaning, Form, and Body. Stanford: CSLI Press.
  • Parrill, F. (2009). Dual viewpoint gestures. Gesture 9(3), 271-289.
  • Parrill, F. (2008). Form, meaning and convention: An experimental examination of metaphoric gestures. In A. Cienki & C. Müller (Eds.), Metaphor and Gesture (pp. 195-217). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF
  • Parrill, F. (2008). Subjects in the hands of speakers: An experimental study of syntactic subject and speech-gesture integration. Cognitive Linguistics 19(2), 283-299.
  • Parrill, F. (2007). Metagesture: An analysis of theoretical discourse about multimodal language. In S. Duncan, J. Cassell, & E. Levy (Eds.), Gesture and the Dynamic Dimension of Language (pp. 83-89). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF
  • Parrill, F. & Kimbara, I. (2006). Seeing and hearing double: The influence of mimicry in speech and gesture on event representation. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior 30(4), 157-166. PDF
  • Rohlfing, K, Loehr, D., Duncan, S., Brown, A., Franklin, A., Kimbara, I., Milde, J., Parrill, F., Rose, T., Schmidt, T., Sloetjes, T., & Thies, A. (2006) Comparison of multimodal annotation tools. Gesprächsforschung 7, 99-123. PDF
  • Parrill, F. (2005). The visible and the vocal: speech and gesture on a continuum of communicative action. Review of Adam Kendon's Gesture: Visible Action as Utterance. Sign Language Studies 6, 197-219. PDF
  • Parrill, F. & Sweetser, E. (2004). What we mean by meaning: Conceptual integration in gesture analysis and transcription. Gesture 4, 197-219. PDF

Invited Talks

  • Parrill, F. (2010). Co-speech gestures and embodied language: The hand waving argument. Invited plenary talk, 10th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Parrill, F. (2007). Using the hands to see inside the head. Invited Cognitive Science and Linguistics Colloquium, Rice University. Houston, TX, USA.

Conference Presentations

  • Quinto-Pozos, D., & Parrill, F. (2012). Comparing viewpoint strategies used by co-speech gesturers and signers. International Society for Gesture Studies. Lund, Sweden.
  • Parrill, F., Bergen, B., & LIchtenstein, T. (2012). Grammatical aspect in multimodal language production: Using gesture to reveal event representations. 11th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Parrill, F. (2010). Event structure constrains gestural viewpoint. International Society for Gesture Studies. Frankfurt Oder, Germany.
  • Parrill, F. (2008). Does discourse centrality impact gestural viewpoint? 9th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • Parrill, F. (2008). Using the hands to read the mind: Co-speech gesture as evidence for the embodied nature of human cognition. Invited presentation, theme session on gesture. Conference on Language, Communication and Cognition. Brighton, UK.
  • Quinto-Pozos, D., & Parrill, F. (2008). Enactment as a communicative strategy: A comparison between English co-speech gesture and American Sign Language. Workshop: Comparison of Signed and Spoken Languages. Bamberg, Germany.
  • Parrill, F. (2007). Perspective-taking in gesture: The role of first hand and second hand knowledge in the production of character viewpoint gestures. Invited presentation, theme session on viewpoint and perspective., International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Krakow, Poland.
  • Parrill, F. (2006). Attention shapes gesture production. 8th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Parrill, F. (2006). Manipulating the speech-gesture system: Changing speech changes the speaker's gestures. 80th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Albuquerque, NM, USA.
  • Parrill, F. (2005). Common ground is in the hands of the speaker: a multimodal investigation of information packaging. Congress of the International Society for Gesture Studies. Lyon, France.
  • Parrill, F. & Kimbara, I. (2005). Mimicry in collaborative interaction: the impact of entrainment in speech and gesture on perception and event representation. Congress of the International Society for Gesture Studies. Lyon, France.
  • Parrill, F. (2005). Topics in the hands of speakers: Speech, gesture, and discourse structure. 41st Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Parrill, F. (2004). The hands are part of the package: Gesture, common ground, and information packaging. 7th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Kimbara, I. & Parrill, F. (2004). A reflection on mirroring in speech and gesture: Observer's perception of social resonance. 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Parrill, F. (2004). Communicative dynamism in speech and gesture. Society for Text and Discourse. Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Parrill, F. (2003). Intuitions and violations of good form in metaphoric conduit gestures. Invited presentation, theme session on gesture and metaphor. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Logroño, Spain.
  • Parrill, F. (2003). Gesture and syntactic accommodation. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Logroño, Spain.
  • Parrill, F. & Sweetser, E. (2002). Representing meaning: Morphemic- level analysis in gesture transcription. Congress of the International Society for Gesture Studies. Austin, TX, USA.
  • Parrill, F. (2001). Linguistic aspect and gestural cues to backstage cognition. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

Professional Activities

  • President: Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language Association (North American Affiliate of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association), 2008-2012.
  • Treasurer, International Society for Gesture Studies, 2007-2010.
  • Co-organizer: 9th Annual Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. October, 2008. Case Western Reserve University.

Professional Affiliations

  • Cognitive Science Society
  • International Cognitive Linguistics Association
  • International Society for Gesture Studies
  • Linguistic Society of America
  • International Pragmatics Association

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