Ali Hadian Cefidekhanie

PhD candidate in sociolinguistics

Université Grenoble Alpes

Research domains:

gesture studies, child language acquisition

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Ali Hadian Cefidekhanie

I investigate the crossroads between language, body, and culture in human communication. More specifically, I am interested in how children and adults use co-speech gestures to communicate abstract concepts more effectively and concisely. My past research projects have focused on co-speech gesture production and comprehension and attribution of abstract meaning to hand gestures. My current work focuses on development of co-speech representational gestures in children.

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Resume - Personal Info

Computational & Programming skills
Matlab
30%
R
75%
Python
25%
SPSS
85%
Statistica
65%
ELAN
80%
PRAAT
50%
Presentation neurobs
60%
PsychoPy
50%
Audacity
70%
Web development Skills
Wordpress/Joomla/Drupal
60%
Javascript
60%
AngularJS
40%
Dreamweaver
70%
Photoshop
60%
Premiere Pro
50%
HTML/CSS
60%
SEO
70%
Language skills
Azeri
95%
Farsi
95%
English
85%
French
85%
German
50%
Turkish
45%
Arabic
30%
isiXhosa
20%
Teaching Experience
  • English 2010 - 2014
    LANSAD - Université Stendhal Grenoble 3

    I worked as an EFL teacher at LANSAD, teaching English to students at all levels of proficiency.

  • Multimodal annotation with ELAN 2012 - 2014

    Trained BA & MA linguistics students on multimodal (speech and gesture) annotation of video-recorded interactions using ELAN software.

    Université Stendhal Grenoble 3, France
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Education
  • PhD in Sociolinguistics 2013 - present
    Université Stendhal Grenoble 3

    PhD candidate in sociolinguistics | area of specialty : gesture development in children

  • Master in Sociolinguistics 2009 - 2010
    Université Stendhal Grenoble 3

    Master thesis: study of abstraction in co-speech gestures

  • M.A. in British Studies 2008 - 2011
    Centre for British Studies, HU Berlin

    Master thesis: the debate on the state regulation of psychological practices and counselling in the UK

  • B.A. in English Language & Literature 2004 - 2008
    University of Tabriz


Internships
  • Speech perception 2011(February - June)
    Department of Speech and Cognition

    Functional role of the motor system in second language understanding

  • TEFL 2012 - 2013
    LANSAD, Université Grenoble 3

    TEFL & preparation of teaching material


Projects
  • GestLanD August 2014 - present
    Marie Curie IRSES International Research Staff Exchange Scheme

    Gesture and Language Development across Romance and Bantu Languages

    Visiting junior research at the University of Cape Town: August 2014 - February 2015

    Visiting junior research the University of Witwatersrand: March 2015 - September 2015


Portfolio - My Publications

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  • Reviews
Hadian Cefidekhanie, A., Colletta, J.-M., (2015). Age-related variability in the processing of gestural information. Protolang 4, 24-26 September 2015, Italy, Rome.
Brookes, H. Colletta, J.-M., Capirci, O., Hadian Cefidekhanie, A., Kunene-Nicolas, R. (2015). Adaptation of the PiNG denomination task from Italian to French and two Bantu languages: Method and results. Open symposium: Gesture in Early Language Acquisition, June 29, 2015, Université Stendhal, Grenoble.
Colletta, J.-M., Pellenq, C., & Hadian Cefidekhanie, A. (2014a). Age-related changes in the processing of bimodal production between 3 and 11 years. University of California, San Diego.
Colletta, J.-M., Pellenq, C., & Hadian Cefidekhanie, A. (2014b). Gesture-speech rate and bimodal production in the child aged 3 to 11 years. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Colletta, J.-M., Pellenq, C., & Hadian Cefidekhanie, A. (2014c). Production et planification de la parole spontanée en contexte narratif chez l’enfant âgé de 3 à 11 ans. Le Mans, France.
Hadian Cefidekhanie, A. (2014d). Variabilité liée à l’âge dans le traitement des informations gestuelles. CEDIL 2014, Grenoble.
Colletta, J.-M., Hadian Cefidekhanie, A., & Jalilian, E. (2012). Attributing abstract meaning to hand gestures. ISGS 2014, Lund, Sweden.
Hadian Cefidekhanie, A., Savariaux, C., Sato, M., & Schwartz, J.-L. (2012). Mise au point d’un paradigme de perturbation motrice pour l’étude de la perception de la parole. In Actes de la conférence conjointe JEP-TALN-RECITAL 2012 (Vol. 1, pp. 665–672). Grenoble: ATALA & AFCP.
Hadian Cefidekhanie, A., Savariaux, C., Sato, M., & Schwartz, J.-L. (2014). Interaction between articulatory gestures and inner speech in a counting task. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136(4), 1869–1879. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4893910
Hadian Cefidekhanie, A. (2014). Book review: Isabelle Léglise and Nathalie Garric (eds), Discours d’Experts et d’Expertise. Discourse Studies, 16(5), 697–699.

Blog - My News


  • November 30, 2014
  • by Ali
  • AFLiCo, language, cognition, society

This conference chiefly aims at consolidating and strengthening the network of cognitive linguists working in France and abroad by providing a forum for discussion and collaboration in the tradition of the preceding AFLiCo conferences in Bordeaux (2005), Lille (2007), Nanterre (2009), Lyon (2011) and Lille (2013) and the ‘JET’ workshops in Bordeaux (2010) and Paris (2012 and 2014).

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  • Adress: Grenoble , France

  • Email: ali.hadian@u-grenoble3.fr
  • Website: www.alihadian.eu
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