Why We Gesture: The Surprising Role of Hand Movements in Communication

Why We Gesture: The Surprising Role of Hand Movements in Communication

by David McNeill

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ISBN-13: 9781316502365
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/17/2015
Pages: 221
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David McNeill has taught at the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Duke University, and the University of Chicago, where he is now an Emeritus Professor.

Table of Contents

Part I. Gesture-Orchestrated Speech: 1. Why we gesture; 2. The growth point; 3. New form of human action; 4. Orchestration and unpacking; 5. Mimicry and metaphor; Part II. Phylogenesis, Ontogenesis, Brain: 6. Phylogenesis; 7. Ontogenesis; 8. Brain; Part III. The Last Page: 9. Why we gesture (again).

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