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Hand and Mind: What Gestures Reveal about Thought
     

Hand and Mind: What Gestures Reveal about Thought

by David McNeill
 
Using data from more than ten years of research, David McNeill shows that gestures do not simply form a part of what is said and meant but have an impact on thought itself. Hand and Mind persuasively argues that because gestures directly transfer mental images to visible forms, conveying ideas that language cannot always express, we must examine language and

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Using data from more than ten years of research, David McNeill shows that gestures do not simply form a part of what is said and meant but have an impact on thought itself. Hand and Mind persuasively argues that because gestures directly transfer mental images to visible forms, conveying ideas that language cannot always express, we must examine language and gesture together to unveil the operations of the mind.

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Relying on data from more than 10 years of research, McNeill (linguistics and psychology, U. of Chicago) shows that gestures do not simply form a part of what is said and meant but have an impact on thought itself--that, in effect, the whole concept of language must be altered to take into account the non-segmented, instantaneous, and holistic images conveyed by gestures. Illustrated with line drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226561349
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
423
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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