Gesture and the Dynamic Dimension of Language: Essays in by Susan D. Duncan, Justine Cassell, Elena T. Levy
By Susan D. Duncan, Justine Cassell, Elena T. Levy
All of the 21 chapters during this quantity displays a view of language as a dynamic phenomenon with emergent constitution, and in every one, gesture is approached as a part of language, no longer an accessory to it. during this, all the authors were inspired through David McNeill's tools for learning ordinary discourse and through his concept of the human skill for language. The introductory bankruptcy via Adam Kendon contextualizes McNeill’s examine paradigm inside of a background of past gesture experiences. Chapters within the first part, Language and Cognition, emphasize what McNeill refers to because the intrapersonal airplane. a few of the chapters adduce facts for McNeill's declare that gestures can function a window onto the speaker's brain. Chapters within the moment part, Environmental Context and Sociality, emphasize the interpersonal airplane and exemplify McNeill's concentrate on how moment-to-moment language use relies on contextual elements. the ultimate portion of the quantity, unusual Minds and our bodies, matters classes to be realized from reports of aphasic sufferers, autistic teenagers, and synthetic people.
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In contrast, if the child were to use the twisting gesture in a noun role, the gesture would likely be produced in neutral position near the chest (in an unmarked or uninflected space), it would be abbreviated (produced with one twist rather than several), and it would occur before the pointing gesture at the jar. 2 Sentences The deaf children’s gesture sentences have six properties found in all natural languages. Underlying each sentence is a ‘predicate frame’ that determines how many arguments can appear along with the verb in the surface structure of that sentence (Goldin-Meadow, 1985).
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The deaf children’s parents were committed to teaching them to talk and therefore talked to their children as often as they could. And when they talked, they gestured. We looked at the gestures that the hearing mothers produced when talking to their deaf children. However, we looked at them not like they were meant to be looked at, but as a deaf child might look at them. We turned off the sound and analyzed the gestures using the same analytic tools that we used to describe the deaf children’s gestures (Goldin-Meadow & Mylander, 1983; 1984).