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LINGUIST List 19.2276

Thu Jul 17 2008

Books: Pragmatics/Discourse Analysis/Semantics: Cienki, Müller (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Metaphor and Gesture: Cienki, Müller (Eds)


Message 1: Metaphor and Gesture: Cienki, Müller (Eds)
Date: 15-Jul-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Metaphor and Gesture: Cienki, Müller (Eds)
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Title: Metaphor and Gesture
Series Title: Gesture Studies 3
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=GS%203

Editor: Alan Cienki
Editor: Cornelia Müller
Hardback: ISBN: 9027228434 9789027228437 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027228434 9789027228437 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

This volume is the first to offer an overview on metaphor and gesture - a
new multi-disciplinary area of research. Scholars of metaphor have been
paying increasing attention to spontaneous gestures with speech; meanwhile,
researchers in gesture studies have been focussing on the abstract ideas
which receive physical representation through metaphors when speakers
gesture. This book presents a snapshot of the state of the art in these
converging fields, offering research papers as well as commentaries from
multiple perspectives. In addition to conceptual metaphor theory it
includes different theoretical approaches to semiotics, and the methods
used range from controlled experimentation, to cognitive ethnography, to
lexical semantic analysis. The use of metaphor in gesture is shown to
reflect idiosyncracies of thought in the moment of speaking as well as
structural, cultural, and interactional patterns. The series of
commentaries discusses the potential importance of studying metaphor and
gesture from the perspectives of such fields as anthropology, cognitive
linguistics, conversation analysis, psychology, and semiotics.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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