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Olivier Le Guen, PhD

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Main Research Interests

Academic Background

since 2011 Professor-researcher, CIESAS (Mexico City)
2008-2010 Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
2006-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University (USA)
2002-2006 PhD (anthropology), University of Paris X-Nanterre (France)
2001-2002 Postgraduate Degree (anthropology), University of Paris X-Nanterre (France)
2000-2001 Master Degree (anthropology), University of Paris X-Nanterre (France)
1998-1999 Master Degree (history), University of Nantes (France)

Recent Publications

Le Guen O. (2012) Exploration in the domain of time: from Yucatec Maya time gestures to Yucatec Maya Sign Language time signs. In Zeshan U. & De Vos C. (Eds.) Endangered sign languages in village communities: anthropological and linguisitic insights. (pp. 209-249). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter & Ishara Press

Le Guen O. & Pool Balam L.I. (2012) No metaphorical timeline in gesture and cognition among Yucatec Mayas. Frontiers in cultural Psychology 3,271.

Le Guen, O. (2012) Ideophones in Yuccatec Maya. Proceedings of the CILLA V conference, October 2011. Austin, Texas.

Le Guen, O. (2012) Cognitive anthropological fieldwork: cross-disciplinary perspectives on Yucatec Maya culture and cognition. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4, 445?452.

Le Guen, O. (2011). Handling Frames of Reference: the co-dependence of speech and gesture in spatial cognition among the Yucatec Mayas. Cognitive Science.

Le Guen O. (2011). Materiality vs. expressivity: The use of sensory vocabulary in Yucatec Maya. Senses and Society 6, 1.

Le Guen O. (2009). Ubèel pixan: El camino de las almas entre los Mayas Yucatecos de Quintana Roo. Peninsula 3, 1, 83-120.

Le Guen O. (2009). Geocentric Gestural Deixis among Yucatecan Maya (Quintana Roo, México). 18th IACCP Book of Selected Congress Papers. 123-136.

Le Guen, O. (2009). The ethnography of emotions: a field worker's guide, in Majid, A. (Ed.), Field Manual Volume 12, Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, pp. 31-34.

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