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LINGUIST List 18.2138

Sun Jul 15 2007

Books: Cognitive Science/Pragmatics: Duncan, Cassell, Levy (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Gesture and the Dynamic Dimension of Language: Duncan, Cassell, Levy (Eds)


Message 1: Gesture and the Dynamic Dimension of Language: Duncan, Cassell, Levy (Eds)
Date: 12-Jul-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Gesture and the Dynamic Dimension of Language: Duncan, Cassell, Levy (Eds)
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Title: Gesture and the Dynamic Dimension of Language
Subtitle: Essays in honor of David McNeill
Series Title: Gesture Studies 1
Published: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Editor: Susan D. Duncan
Editor: Justine Cassell
Editor: Elena T. Levy
Hardback: ISBN: 9027228418 Pages: 337 Price: U.S. $ 119.00
Abstract:

Each of the 21 chapters in this volume reflects a view of language as a
dynamic phenomenon with emergent structure, and in each, gesture is
approached as part of language, not an adjunct to it. In this, all of the
authors have been influenced by David McNeill's methods for studying
natural discourse and by his theory of the human capacity for language. The
introductory chapter by Adam Kendon contextualizes McNeill's research
paradigm within a history of earlier gesture studies. Chapters in the first
section, Language and Cognition, emphasize what McNeill refers to as the
intrapersonal plane. Many of the chapters adduce evidence for McNeill's
claim that gestures can serve as a window onto the speaker's mind. Chapters
in the second section, Environmental Context and Sociality, emphasize the
interpersonal plane and exemplify McNeill's focus on how moment-to-moment
language use is determined by contextual factors. The final section of the
volume, Atypical Minds and Bodies, concerns lessons to be learned from
studies of aphasic patients, autistic children, and artificial humans.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng )

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