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Gestures and Speech

Gestures and Speech
Psychological Investigations

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Part of Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction

  • Date Published: August 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521377621

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  • Why do people gesture while speaking? What role does this activity play in verbal exchanges? Which kind of relationship does it exhibit between the verbal and the gestural domains? This book attempts to answer these questions by surveying research on gestures done from various perspectives: psycho- and sociolinguistics, ethology, social, cognitive, and developmental psychology, and neuropsychology. This large coverage makes it unique in the field. Furthermore, the delineation of several approaches to the topic yields a clearer picture of their respective contributions than a commitment to a single view.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1991
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521377621
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Body language
    2. Language as gesture: an ethnological approach
    3. Autonomy of gestures and speech: the notion of nonverbal communication
    4. Cognitive approaches
    5. Developmental perspectives
    6. Gestures and speech in neuropsychology and psychopathology
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    Pierre Feyereisen

    Jacques-Dominique de Lannoy, Université de Genève

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