Gestures are unique because they communicate an individual's moods and desires to the world but operate under different psychological and cognitive constraints than other actions. Thus, the connections between gesture and language - spoken and signed - pose some fascinating questions. How intimately are gesture and language connected? Did one evolve from the other? To what extent are they similarly processed in the brain? And in what ways are signed languages akin to spoken language and gestures? Gesture, Speech, and Sign examines these questions, bringing together an array of experts from all over the world to explore the origins, neurobiology, and uses of these three communication systems. Its discussion of how a greater understanding of the issues surrounding gesture and language can be used to improve human-computer interactions is an important and distinguishing feature of the book. Designed to appeal to a multi-disciplinary audience, Gesture, Speech, and Sign is perfect for advanced students and researchers in neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, and computer science as well as to those involved in deaf studies.
Lynn S Messing and Ruth Campbell: Acknowledgements
Lynn S Messing and Ruth Campbell: Preface
Lynn S Messing: An introduction to signed languages
1: Pierre Feyereisen: Neuropsychology of communicative movements
2: David P Corina: Neural disorders of language and movement: Evidence from American sign language
3: Paul Ekman: Emotional and conversational non-verbal signals
4: Ruth Campbell: Language from faces : Uses of the face in speech and in sign
5: David McNeill: Triangulating the growth point - Arriving at consciousness
6: Robert Krauss and Uri Hadar: The role of speech-related arm/hand gestures in word retrieval
7: Susan Goldin-Meadow: Development of gesture with and without speech in hearing and deaf children
8: Karen Emmorey: Do signers gesture?
9: William C Stokoe and Marc Marschark: Signs, gestures, and signs
10: Lynn S Messing: Two modes - two languages?
11: Justine Cassell: Embodied conversational agents: A new paradigm for study of gesture and for human computer interface
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.2
Weight (kg): 0.57