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LINGUIST List 22.4966

Sat Dec 10 2011

Books: Pragmatics/Semantics: Copple (Tr), Calbris

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Elements of Meaning in Gesture: Copple (Tr), Calbris


Message 1: Elements of Meaning in Gesture: Copple (Tr), Calbris
Date: 07-Dec-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Elements of Meaning in Gesture: Copple (Tr), Calbris
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Title: Elements of Meaning in Gesture
Series Title: Gesture Studies 5
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/gs.5

Author: Geneviève Calbris
Translator: Mary M. Copple
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027285171 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027285171 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027228475 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027228475 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027228475 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Summarizing her pioneering work on the semiotic analysis of gestures in
conversational settings, Geneviève Calbris offers a comprehensive account
of her unique perspective on the relationship between gesture, speech, and
thought. She highlights the various functions of gesture and especially shows
how various gestural signs can be created in the same gesture by analogical
links between physical and semantic elements. Originating in our world
experience via mimetic and metonymic processes, these analogical links are
activated by contexts of use and thus lead to a diverse range of semantic
constructions rather as, from the components of a Meccano kit, many
different objects can be assembled. By (re)presenting perceptual schemata
that mediate between the concrete and the abstract, gesture may frequently
anticipate verbal formulation. Arguing for gesture as a symbolic system in its
own right that interfaces with thought and speech production, Calbris' book
brings a challenging new perspective to gesture studies and will be seminal
for generations of gesture researchers.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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