Gestures and Speech: Psychological Investigations

Gestures and Speech: Psychological Investigations

by Pierre Feyereisen, Jacques-Dominique de Lannoy, Lannoy Jacques-Dominique De Lannoy
     
 

Why do people gesture while speaking? What role does this activity play in verbal exchanges? Which kind of relationship does it exhibit between the verbal and the gestural domains? This book attempts to answer these questions by surveying research on gestures done from various perspectives: psycho- and sociolinguistics, ethology, social, cognitive, and

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Why do people gesture while speaking? What role does this activity play in verbal exchanges? Which kind of relationship does it exhibit between the verbal and the gestural domains? This book attempts to answer these questions by surveying research on gestures done from various perspectives: psycho- and sociolinguistics, ethology, social, cognitive, and developmental psychology, and neuropsychology. This large coverage makes it unique in the field. Furthermore, the delineation of several approaches to the topic yields a clearer picture of their respective contributions than a commitment to a single view.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521377621
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1991
Series:
Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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