Gesture Author Adam Kendon
ISBN-10 0521542936
Release 2004-09-23
Pages 400
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Gesture, or visible bodily action that is seen as intimately involved in the activity of speaking, has long fascinated scholars and laymen alike. Written by a leading authority on the subject, this 2004 study provides a comprehensive treatment of gesture and its use in interaction, drawing on the analysis of everyday conversations to demonstrate its varied role in the construction of utterances. Adam Kendon accompanies his analyses with an extended discussion of the history of the study of gesture - a topic not dealt with in any previous publication - as well as exploring the relationship between gesture and sign language, and how the use of gesture varies according to cultural and language differences. Set to become the definitive account of the topic, Gesture will be invaluable to all those interested in human communication. Its publication marks a major development, both in semiotics and in the emerging field of gesture studies.


Gestures Author Roger E. Axtell
ISBN-10 0471183423
Release 1997-10-28
Pages 256
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As featured in the New York Times and Reader's Digest "An eye-opener into the pitfalls awaiting the unaware traveler." -Washington Post "Can save the innocent abroad from great gobs of serious trouble." -Chicago Tribune Before you raise your hand to signal the waiter, extend your thumb to hitchhike, or flash the "O.K." sign with thumb and forefinger, Stop! Think of where you are and exactly what you are trying to say-otherwise you could create an international incident. Remember when President Bush thought he was flashing the "V" for Victory sign to cheering Australians? (See inside.) Exploring the ins and outs of body language from head to toe, this newly revised and expanded edition of Roger Axtell's indispensable guide takes you all around the world of gestures-what they mean, how to use them, and when to avoid them. This latest edition includes: * Updates about the 200 most popular gestures and signals-and dozens of new examples * New sections covering special gestures-from American Sign Language and tai chi to flirting and kissing * Information to guide you through gestures country by country-from Switzerland to Japan, Nigeria to the Netherlands * Amusing anecdotes and helpful hypothetical scenarios

Music and Gesture

Music and Gesture Author Anthony Gritten
ISBN-10 075465298X
Release 2006
Pages 232
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This volume showcases key theoretical ideas and practical considerations in the growing area of scholarship on musical gesture. The book constructs and explores the relations between music and gesture from a range of differing perspectives, identifying theoretical approaches and examining the nature of certain types of gesture in musical performance. The twelve chapters in this volume are organized into a heuristic progression from theory to practice, from essay to case study.

Language and Gesture

Language and Gesture Author David McNeill
ISBN-10 0521777615
Release 2000-08-03
Pages 409
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This landmark study examines the role of gestures in relation to speech and thought. Leading scholars, including psychologists, linguists and anthropologists, offer state-of-the-art analyses to demonstrate that gestures are not merely an embellishment of speech but are integral parts of language itself. The volume contributes to a rapidly growing field of study, offering a wide range of theoretical perspectives. It has strong cross-linguistic and cross cultural components, examining gestures by speakers of Mayan, Australian, East Asian as well as English and other European languages.

The Language of Gestures

The Language of Gestures Author Wilhelm Wundt
ISBN-10 9783110808285
Release 1973-01-01
Pages 149
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The Language of Gestures has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Language of Gestures also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Language of Gestures book for free.

Gestures and Movements kinesics in International Business Communication

Gestures and Movements  kinesics  in International Business Communication Author Dirk Hollank
ISBN-10 9783638535052
Release 2006-08-16
Pages 15
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Note: keine, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Veranstaltung: KUSO an der FH Hamburg Internationales Management 2. Semester, 14 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Successful business men and women who come in contact with a variety of people and cultures quickly learn the meanings behind common gestures and body movements in different cultures. Only the unsuccessful businessperson fails to learn the importance of those when talking with potential clients. When we talk with our gestures and movements, a variety of meanings can be generated. Especially during introductory situations a person must know the appropriate greeting in order to convey the intended content. To nod, bow, kiss, shake hands, smile, wave, touch cheeks, or rub noses are common greetings used in various parts of the world. Use an inappropriate gesture and the door may never open to you. Intercultural interactions are never without some problems. Linguistic barriers are compounded by differences in nonverbal communication. Actually, nonverbal communication comprises a big block within communication as a whole. The nonverbal communication takes up around 65-70 percent of the meaning conveyed by a spoken message. It is widely accepted and known that nonverbal communication-especially gestures and body movements-bring the potential to get along better with different cultures and, of course, with business partners. Although it is very time-consuming, learning these signals, brings so many positive aspects that it is worth the trouble of learning the nuances and differences. Nonverbal communication as indicated above is a big topic. Breaking it down shows that it consists of many more subparts. Gestures and body movements are one of the most important aspects of nonverbal communication. By analyzing all gestures and body movements I want to show the different interplay of intent, comprehension and impact people can cause to international business processes and their outcomes by interacting with one another in different cultures.

The Biological Foundations of Gestures

The Biological Foundations of Gestures Author Jean-Luc Nespoulous
ISBN-10 0898596459
Release 1986
Pages 319
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rude Hand Gestures of the World

Rude Hand Gestures of the World Author Romana Lefevre
ISBN-10 9781452110172
Release 2011-10-21
Pages 128
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A hand gesture is arguably the most effective form of expression, whether you re defaming a friend's mother or telling a perfect stranger to get lost. Learn how to go beyond just flipping the bird with this illustrated guide to rude hand gestures all around the world, from asking for sex in the Middle East to calling someone crazy in Italy. Detailed photographs of hand models and subtle tips for proper usage make Rude Hand Gestures of the World the perfect companion for globe-trotters looking to offend.

Gestures in Language Development

Gestures in Language Development Author Marianne Gullberg
ISBN-10 9789027222589
Release 2010
Pages 139
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Gestures are prevalent in communication and tightly linked to language and speech. As such they can shed important light on issues of language development across the lifespan. This volume, originally published as a Special Issue of "Gesture" Volume 8:2 (2008), brings together studies from different disciplines that examine language development in children and adults from varying perspectives. It provides a review of common theoretical and empirical themes, and the contributions address topics such as gesture use in prelinguistic infants, the relationship between gestures and lexical development in typically and atypically developing children and in second language learners, what gestures reveal about discourse, and how all languages that adult second language speakers know can influence each other. The papers exemplify a vibrant new field of study with relevance for multiple disciplines.

Gestures and Speech

Gestures and Speech Author Pierre Feyereisen
ISBN-10 0521377625
Release 1991-08-30
Pages 210
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This 1991 book surveys research on gestures carried out from various perspectives: psycho- and sociolinguistic, ethological, social, cognitive, and developmental psychological, and neuropsychological.

Gestures of Healing

Gestures of Healing Author John Jacob Clayton
ISBN-10 087023739X
Release 1991
Pages 230
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Gestures of Healing shows how the dominant novelists of American and British modernism--James, Conrad, Ford, Forster, Joyce, Woolf, Lawrence, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner--express a common condition of pain: anxiety produced by the experience of chaos in the self. John J. Clayton seeks the source of this condition not in vague reference to "modern society" nor in philosophical trends, but rather in the families of these writers. Clayton argues that although their situations were very different, these writers had in common certain patterns (particularly a weak or absent father and a central, strongwilled mother) that, in the absence of coherent grounding in the community, shaped a fragmented, incomplete self. After tracing the often tragic effects of modernist anxiety on the writers' lives, Clayton explores how the fiction created by each author gestures toward healing. He shows how the writers "use" the reader, much as a patient "uses" an analyst, and how the culture that enthroned modernism looked to it for the same healing. The book, while psychoanalytically informed, is readable, personal in tone, and free of jargon. Gestures of Healing concludes with extended studies of James, Lawrence, and Woolf.

Gesture and Multimodal Development

Gesture and Multimodal Development Author Jean-Marc Colletta
ISBN-10 9789027202581
Release 2012
Pages 223
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Brings together studies from language acquisition and developmental psychology. This title addresses topics such as: gesture use in prelinguistic infants with a focus on pointing, the relationship between gestures and lexical development in typically developing and deaf children and even how gesture can help to learn mathematics

The Style of Gestures

The Style of Gestures Author Guillemette Bolens
ISBN-10 9781421405186
Release 2012-04-10
Pages 233
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In this volume Guillemette Bolens examines the ways in which artists, authors, and readers draw on skills, sensorimotor capacities, and embodied knowledge when creating and experiencing artistic and literary works. In so doing, Bolens offers a new literary perspective on gesture studies and the role of embodied cognition in narrative. At the cutting edge of interdisciplinary inquiries into gesture, style, narratology, cognition, and literature, this work brings together academic expertise in literary studies with a consideration of neuroscientific and cognitive findings. Bolens studies the relevance of kinesic intelligence—our ability to understand the meaning of body movements, postures, gestures, and facial expressions—to the interpretation of literature. Through her discussions of works by John Milton, Jane Austen, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and major medieval authors, Bolens shows how our experience of creative works draws on forms of cognition that are grounded in our corporeality. This book represents a crucial contribution from a literary scholar to the exciting new field of embodied cognition. With a foreword by well-known neuroscientist Alain Berthoz, The Style of Gestures convincingly makes the case that embodied cognition is essential to the reception, understanding, and enjoyment of art and literature.

Gestures of Ethical Life

Gestures of Ethical Life Author David Michael Kleinberg-Levin
ISBN-10 0804750882
Release 2005
Pages 484
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For Greek antiquity, the question of right or fitting measure constituted the very heart of both ethics and politics. But can the Good of the ethical life and the Justice of the political be reduced to measurement and calculation? If they are matters of measure, are they not also absolutely immeasurable? In critical dialogue with texts by Plato, Hölderlin, Rilke, Heidegger, Benjamin, Adorno, Marx, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and Levi, the author argues that the question of measure has become ever more urgent in the context of a modernity pressured by the conditions of a technological economy and a relativism that threatens to destroy a vital sense of moral responsibility and the commitment to justice that underlies the possibility of freedom. Conceived as a task for the “metaphysics” of memory, this book explores the normative problematic of measure, bringing its deeply buried redemptive promise to appearance in our gestures, uses and abuses of the hands, the dialectic of tact, and the manners of social existence.

Why Gesture

Why Gesture Author R. Breckinridge Church
ISBN-10 9789027265777
Release 2017-04-15
Pages 433
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Co-speech gestures are ubiquitous: when people speak, they almost always produce gestures. Gestures reflect content in the mind of the speaker, often under the radar and frequently using rich mental images that complement speech. What are gestures doing? Why do we use them? This book is the first to systematically explore the functions of gesture in speaking, thinking, and communicating – focusing on the variety of purposes served for the gesturer as well as for the viewer of gestures. Chapters in this edited volume present a range of diverse perspectives (including neural, cognitive, social, developmental and educational), consider gestural behavior in multiple contexts (conversation, narration, persuasion, intervention, and instruction), and utilize an array of methodological approaches (including both naturalistic and experimental). The book demonstrates that gesture influences how humans develop ideas, express and share those ideas to create community, and engineer innovative solutions to problems.

Hand and Mind

Hand and Mind Author David McNeill
ISBN-10 0226561321
Release 1992-08-15
Pages 416
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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.

Gestures and Looks in Medieval Narrative

Gestures and Looks in Medieval Narrative Author J. A. Burrow
ISBN-10 1139434756
Release 2002-08-08
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In medieval society, gestures and speaking looks played an even more important part in public and private exchanges than they do today. Gestures meant more than words, for example, in ceremonies of homage and fealty. In this, the first study of its kind in English, John Burrow examines the role of non-verbal communication in a wide range of narrative texts, including Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, the anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Malory's Morte D'arthur, the romances of Chrétien de Troyes, the Prose Lancelot, Boccaccio's Il Filostrato, and Dante's Commedia. Burrow argues that since non-verbal signs are in general less subject to change than words, many of the behaviours recorded in these texts, such as pointing and amorous gazing, are familiar in themselves; yet many prove easy to misread, either because they are no longer common, like bowing, or because their use has changed, like winking.