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Defu Yap (CV)
PhD Student

Psychology Department
University of Chicago

Papers
PDF - Yap, D. F., Staum Casasanto, L., & Casasanto, D. (2014). Metaphoric iconicity in signed and spoken languages. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.,1808-1813), Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

PDF - So, W. C., Low, A. Y., Yap, D. F., Khen, E., & Yap., M. J. (2013). Iconic gestures prime words: Comparison of priming effects when gestures are presented alone and when they are accompanying speech. Frontiers in Psychology, 4.

PDF - Yap, D. F., So, W. C., Yap, M. J., Tan, Y. Q., & Teoh, R. L. S. (2011). Iconic gestures prime words. Cognitive Science, 35(1), 171-183.

Presentations
Yap, D. F., Brookshire, G., & Casasanto, D. (2017). Beat gestures encode spatial semantics. Poster to be presented at the 31st Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, California.

Yap, D. F., Vaid, S.S., Brookshire, G., & Casasanto, D. (2017). Semantics of beat gestures. Talk presented at the 89th MidWestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Yap, D. F., & Casasanto, D. (2016). Metaphorical gestures for time in the congenitally blind. Talk presented at the 7th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris.

Bottini, R ., Casasanto, D., Yap, D. F., Crepaldi, & D., Collignon, O. (2016). Metaphorical gestures for time in the congenitally blind. Talk presented at the 7th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris.

Yap, D. F., & Casasanto, D. (2016). Semantics of beat gestures. Poster presented at the 28th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Yap, D. F., Staum Casasanto, L., & Casasanto, D. (2016). Metaphoric iconicity in signed and spoken languages. Talk presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (Midwest Psychological Association Graduate Student Paper Award).

Yap, D. F., Staum Casasanto, L., & Casasanto, D. (2014). Metaphoric iconicity in signed and spoken languages. Talk presented at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, San Diego, CA, July.

Yap, D. F., So., W. C., Yap, J. M., Tan, Y. Q., & Teoh, R. L. S. (2010). Iconic gestures prime words. Talk presented at the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Frankfurt an der Oder, July.

Yap, D. F., So, W. C., & Chai, C. L. (2010). Gestures disambiguate lexical ambiguity: A study on homonyms. Talk presented at the 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Frankfurt an der Oder, July.

Contact Information
Department of Psychology
The University of Chicago
5848 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

yapd at uchicago dot edu