The role of iconic gesture in semantic communication and its theoretical and practical implications

GEOFFREY BEATTIE, Heather Shovelton

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Abstract

Each of the 21 chapters in this volume reflects a view of language as a dynamic phenomenon with emergent structure, and in each, gesture is approached as part of language, not an adjunct to it. In this, all of the authors have been influenced by David McNeill's methods for studying natural discourse and by his theory of the human capacity for language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGesture and the Dynamic Dimension of Language
EditorsSusan Duncan, Justine Cassell, Elena Levy
PublisherJohn Benjamins
ISBN (Print)9789027228413
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Psychology

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    BEATTIE, GEOFFREY., & Shovelton, H. (2007). The role of iconic gesture in semantic communication and its theoretical and practical implications. In S. Duncan, J. Cassell, & E. Levy (Eds.), Gesture and the Dynamic Dimension of Language John Benjamins. https://benjamins.com/catalog/gs.1