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Title: Gesturecraft
Subtitle: The manu-facture of meaning
Written By: J├╝rgen K Streeck
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=GS%202
Series Title: Gesture Studies 2
Description:

The craft of gesture is part of the practical equipment with which we
inhabit and understand the world together. Drawing on micro-ethnographic
research in diverse interaction settings, this book explores the
communicative ecologies in which hand-gestures appear: illuminating the
world around us, depicting it, making sense of it, and symbolizing the
interaction process itself. Gesture is analyzed as embodied communicative
action grounded in the hands' practical and cognitive engagements with
material worlds. The book responds to the quest for the role of the human
body in cognition and interaction with an analytic perspective informed by
phenomenology, conversation analysis, context analysis, praxeology, and
cognitive science. Many of the cross-linguistic video-data of everyday
interaction investigated in its chapters are available online.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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ISBN: 9027228426
ISBN-13: 9789027228420
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ISBN-13: 9789027289827
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