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Journal Title: Gesture
Volume/Issue:   13/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 108 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

How much can classifiers be analogous to their referents?
Rachel Sutton-Spence and Donna Jo Napoli
1 – 27

Composite ideophone-gesture utterances in the Ashéninka Perené ‘community of practice’, an Amazonian Arawak society from Central-Eastern Peru
Elena Mihas
28 – 62

Reconciling the effects of mutual visibility on gesturing: A review
Janet Bavelas and Sara Healing
63 – 92

Book Review

Matthew Rahaim (2012). Musicking bodies: Gesture and voice in Hindustani music.
Reviewed by Lara Pearson
93 – 99

New and recent publications
101 – 102

Notes

Further information and weblinks
103 – 104

Join ISGS: International Society for Gesture Studies
105

Recent and forthcoming events
107 – 108
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
British Sign Language
Ashéninka Perené
Language Family(ies): Arawakan
 
LL Issue: 25.73