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LINGUIST List 16.1276

Thu Apr 21 2005

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics/Socioling: Kendon

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Gesture: Kendon

Message 1: Gesture: Kendon
Date: 21-Apr-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Gesture: Kendon

Title: Gesture
Subtitle: Visible Action as Utterance
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521542937

Author: Adam Kendon

Paperback: ISBN: 0521542936 Pages: 410 Price: U.S. $ 39.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521542936 Pages: 410 Price: U.K. £ 22.99


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 long-awaited 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.

1. The domain of gesture
2. Visible action as gesture
3. Western interest in gesture from classical antiquity to the eighteenth
4. Four contributions from the nineteenth century: Andrea de Jorio, Edward
Tylor, Garrick Mallery and Wilhelm Wundt
5. Gesture studies in the twentieth century: recession and return
6. Classifying gestures
7. Gesture units, gesture phrases and speech
8. Deployments of gesture in the utterance
9. Gesture and speech in semantic interaction
10. Gesture and referential meaning
11. On pointing
12. Gestures of the 'precision-grip': topic, comment and question markers
13. Two gesture families of the open hand
14. Gesture without speech: the emergence of kinesic codes
15. Gesture and sign on common ground
16. Gesture, culture and the communication economy
17. The status of gesture
Appendix I. Transcription conventions
Appendix II. The recordings.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
History of Linguistics

Written In: English (ENG)

See this book announcement on our website:

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/locate/linguistics
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom-europa.com
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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