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Journal Title: Gesture
Volume/Issue:   12/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. 150 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Gesture-plus-word combinations, transitional forms, and language development
Mirco Fasolo and Laura D'Odorico
1–15

Gestural-vocal coordination: Longitudinal changes and predictive value on early lexical development
Eva Murillo and Mercedes Belinchón
16–39

Cross-linguistic comparison of representations of motion in language and gesture
Kawai Chui
40–61

Effects of personality and social situation on representational gesture production
Autumn B. Hostetter and Andrea L. Potthoff
62–83

Resting hand postures: An index of what a speaker may do next
Jill A. Dosso and Ian Q. Whishaw
84–95

New and recent publications
97–98

Notes

Further information and weblinks
101

ISGS: International Society for Gesture Studies
100

Recent and forthcoming events
101–102
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Typology
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Japanese
Spanish
Turkish
 
LL Issue: 23.4091