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LINGUIST List 23.3631

Wed Aug 29 2012

Books: Grammatik multimodal [Grammar Multi-modal: How Gestures and Words Combine]: Fricke

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 24-Aug-2012
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Grammatik multimodal [Grammar Multi-modal: How Gestures and Words Combine]: Fricke
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Title: Grammatik multimodal [Grammar Multi-modal: How Gestures and Words
Combine]
Subtitle: Wie W├Ârter und Gesten zusammenwirken
Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistik - Impulse & Tendenzen 40
Published: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/41652?format=G

Author: Ellen Fricke
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110218893 Pages: 296 Price: Europe EURO 119.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110218886 Pages: 296 Price: Europe EURO 119.95
Abstract:

We speak not only with our mouths, but also with our hands. And that is not all: this book advances the argument that the gestures which accompany speech are also part of the material to be considered in a grammatical description of German. Using exemplars from the field of syntax, the study demonstrates that gestures can be typologised and semanticised, that constituent structures can be assigned to them which display the quality of recursivity, and that they can function as attributes in nominal groups in spoken language.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Communications
                            General Linguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): German (deu)

Written In: German (deu)

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