Gesture, Speech, and Sign

Gesture, Speech, and Sign

by Lynn S. Messing
     
 

ISBN-10: 019852451X

ISBN-13: 9780198524519

Pub. Date: 08/26/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Gestures are unique because they communicate an individual's moods and desires to the world but operate under different psychological and cognitive constraints than other actions. Thus, the connections between gesture and language - spoken and signed - pose some fascinating questions. How intimately are gesture and language connected? Did one evolve from the other?

Overview

Gestures are unique because they communicate an individual's moods and desires to the world but operate under different psychological and cognitive constraints than other actions. Thus, the connections between gesture and language - spoken and signed - pose some fascinating questions. How intimately are gesture and language connected? Did one evolve from the other? To what extent are they similarly processed in the brain? And in what ways are signed languages akin to spoken language and gestures? Gesture, Speech, and Sign examines these questions, bringing together an array of experts from all over the world to explore the origins, neurobiology, and uses of these three communication systems. Its discussion of how a greater understanding of the issues surrounding gesture and language can be used to improve human-computer interactions is an important and distinguishing feature of the book. Designed to appeal to a multi-disciplinary audience, Gesture, Speech, and Sign is perfect for advanced students and researchers in neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, and computer science as well as to those involved in deaf studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198524519
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/26/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements, Lynn S Messing and Ruth Campbell
Preface, Lynn S Messing and Ruth Campbell
An introduction to signed languages, Lynn S Messing
1. Neuropsychology of communicative movements, Pierre Feyereisen
2. Neural disorders of language and movement: Evidence from American sign language, David P Corina
3. Emotional and conversational non-verbal signals, Paul Ekman
4. Language from faces : Uses of the face in speech and in sign, Ruth Campbell
5. Triangulating the growth point - Arriving at consciousness, David McNeill
6. The role of speech-related arm/hand gestures in word retrieval, Robert Krauss and Uri Hadar
7. Development of gesture with and without speech in hearing and deaf children, Susan Goldin-Meadow
8. Do signers gesture?, Karen Emmorey
9. Signs, gestures, and signs, William C Stokoe and Marc Marschark
10. Two modes - two languages?, Lynn S Messing
11. Embodied conversational agents: A new paradigm for study of gesture and for human computer interface, Justine Cassell

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