Dr. Sotaro Kita, University of Warwick Department of Psychology professor, will present on Thursday January 30th at 2:00pm in the Suedfeld Lounge. Dr. Sotaro’s research interests are psycholinguistics and psychology of communication. The main focus is on gestures that are spontaneously produced during speaking and thinking. The second focus is development of communicative abilities in children. Dr. Kita is also interested in issues concerning speech production (e.g., self-monitoring), semantics and pragmatics of spatial expressions (e.g., motion events), the relationship between language and thought, and sign language, cross-cultural variation of conversational style.