Integrating Gestures: The interdisciplinary nature of gesture (Gesture Studies 4)

Integrating Gestures: The interdisciplinary nature of gesture (Gesture Studies 4)

By: Mika Ishino (editor), Gale Stam (editor)Hardback

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Gestures are ubiquitous and natural in our everyday life. They convey information about culture, discourse, thought, intentionality, emotion, intersubjectivity, cognition, and first and second language acquisition. Additionally, they are used by non-human primates to communicate with their peers and with humans. Consequently, the modern field of gesture studies has attracted researchers from a number of different disciplines such as anthropology, cognitive science, communication, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, primatology, psychology, robotics, sociology and semiotics. This volume presents an overview of the depth and breadth of current research in gesture. Its focus is on the interdisciplinary nature of gesture. The twenty-six chapters included in the volume are divided into six sections or themes: the nature and functions of gesture, first language development and gesture, second language effects on gesture, gesture in the classroom and in problem solving, gesture aspects of discourse and interaction, and gestural analysis of music and dance. As of March 2017, this e-book is freely available, thanks to the support of libraries working with Knowledge Unlatched. It is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND license.


1. Part I. Nature and functions of gestures; 2. Chapter 1. Introduction (by Ishino, Mika); 3. Chapter 2. Addressing the problems of intentionality and granularity in non-human primate gesture (by Cartmill, Erica A.); 4. Chapter 3. Birth of a Morph (by McNeill, David); 5. Chapter 4. Dyadic evidence for grounding with abstract deictic gestures (by Bavelas, Janet); 6. Chapter 5. If you don't already know, I'm certainly not going to show you!: Motivation to communicate affects gesture production (by Hostetter, Autumn B.); 7. Chapter 6. Measuring the formal diversity of hand gestures by their hamming distance (by Hogrefe, Katharina); 8. Chapter 7. 'Parallel gesturing' in adult-child conversations (by Graziano, Maria); 9. Part II. First language development and gesture; 10. Chapter 8. Sentences and conversations before speech?: Gestures of preverbal children reveal cognitive and social skills that do not wait for words (by Vallotton, Claire D.); 11. Chapter 9. Giving a nod to social cognition: Developmental constraints on the emergence of conventional gestures and infant signs (by Fusaro, Maria); 12. Chapter 10. Sensitivity of maternal gesture to interlocutor and context (by Zammit, Maria); 13. Chapter 11. The organization of children's pointing stroke endpoints (by Andren, Mats); 14. Chapter 12. Is there an iconic gesture spurt at 26 months? (by Ozcaliskan, Seyda); 15. Chapter 13. The development of spatial perspective in the description of large-scale environments (by Sekine, Kazuki); 16. Chapter 14. Learning to use gesture in narratives: Developmental trends in formal and semantic gesture competence (by Capirci, Olga); 17. Chapter 15. The changing role of gesture form and function in a picture book interaction between a child with autism and his support teacher (by Sowden, Hannah); 18. Part III. Second language effects on gesture; 19. Chapter 16. A cross-linguistic study of verbal and gestural descriptions in French and Japanese monolingual and bilingual children (by Zvaigzne, Meghan); 20. Chapter 17. Gesture and language shift on the Uruguayan-Brazilian border (by Newbury, Kendra); 21. Part IV. Gesture in the classroom and in problem-solving; 22. Chapter 18. Seeing the graph vs. being the graph: Gesture, engagement and awareness in school mathematics (by Gerofsky, Susan); 23. Chapter 19. How gesture use enables intersubjectivity in the classroom (by Nathan, Mitchell J.); 24. Chapter 20. Microgenesis of gestures during mental rotation tasks recapitulates ontogenesis (by Chu, Mingyuan); 25. Part V. Gesture aspects of discourse and interaction; 26. Chapter 21. Gesture and discourse: How we use our hands to introduce versus refer back (by Foraker, Stephani); 27. Chapter 22. Speakers' use of 'action' and 'entity' gestures with definite and indefinite references (by Wilkin, Katie); 28. Chapter 23. "Voices" and bodies: Investigating nonverbal parameters of the participation framework (by Maury-Rouan, Claire); 29. Chapter 24. Gestures in overlap: The situated establishment of speakership (by Mondada, Lorenza); 30. Part VI. Gestural analysis of music and dance; 31. Chapter 25. Music and leadership: The choir conductor's multimodal communication (by Poggi, Isabella); 32. Chapter 26. Handjabber: Exploring metaphoric gesture and non-verbal communication via an interactive art installation (by Campana, Ellen); 33. Name index; 34. Subject index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027228451
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 372
  • ID: 9789027228451
  • weight: 860
  • ISBN10: 9027228450

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