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Title: Language and Gesture
Written By: David McNeill
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521771668
Series Title: Language, Culture and Cognition 2
Description:

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 European
languages.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Australian
Mayan
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521771668
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 420
Prices: U.S. $ 75.00
U.K. £ 47.50

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521777615
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 420
Prices: U.S. $ 27.00
U.K. £ 17.95