Max -Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
Dr. Christian Rapold (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen) has worked on the Omotic language Benchnon and is currently investigating the endangered Central Khoisan language ≠Akhoe Hai||om. His research interests include morphosyntax, syntax above the clause, supertonal prosodic systems, TMA, descriptive linguistics and typology.
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Marta Halina is currently examining the relationship between gesture form and function in order to gain insight into the developmental origins of gestures in apes. She is also investigating when and how captive apes begin to point distally to food and objects. Broadly, Halina is interested in comparing how gestures are used by human and nonhuman primates, and examining the different methodological approaches used to study and compare gestures across species.