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Title: Ikonische Gesten [Iconic Gestures]
Subtitle: Grundz├╝ge einer linguistischen Theorie [Foundations for a Theory of Linguistics]
Written By: Andy L├╝cking

Despite a longstanding realization on the part of linguists of the important communicative function of non-verbal gestures there has been no linguistic modeling framework to analyze the interplay between language and gesture in human communication. Based upon semiotics and epistemology, the book provides the first such framework to enable a grammatical analysis that integrates language and gesture.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110301267
Pages: 307
Prices: Europe EURO 79.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110301489
Pages: 307
Prices: Europe EURO 79.95