Exercise 5: Melatonin

Transcribing gesture

Watch the video clip titled “Melatonin” in which three housemates, Helen, Sybil, and Glen are having a morning coffee.

Melatonin Clip

Here is the transcript:

Focusing on Helen (on the right), produce a representation of the gestures she uses during line 1. First use Streeck’s conventions and then Kendon’s conventions. How do the two representations differ? What are their limitations? How could these representations be improved?