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Journal Title: Gesture
Volume/Issue:   13 / 2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 136 pp.

Table of Contents


Towards a comparative semiotics of pointing actions in signed and spoken languages
Trevor Johnston
109 – 142

Ideophones and gesture in everyday speech
Mark Dingemanse
143 – 165

The writing hand: Some interactional workings of writing gestures in Japanese conversation
Paul Cibulka
166 – 192

Developing gestures for no and yes : Head shaking and nodding in infancy
Viktoria A. Kettner and Jeremy I.M. Carpendale
193 – 209

Students learn more when their teacher has learned to gesture effectively
Martha W. Alibali, Andrew G. Young, Noelle M. Crooks, Amelia Yeo, Matthew S. Wolfgram, Iasmine M. Ledesma, Mitchell J. Nathan, Ruth Breckinridge Church and Eric J. Knuth
210 – 233

New and recent publications
235 – 237


Further information and weblinks
239 – 240

Join ISGS: International Society for Gesture Studies

Recent and forthcoming events
243 – 244
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Writing Systems
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Siwu
LL Issue: 25.1461