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Gestures and Speech : Psychological Investigations - Pierre Feyereisen

Gestures and Speech

Psychological Investigations

Hardcover Published: 30th August 1991
ISBN: 9780521377621
Number Of Pages: 220

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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 carried out from various perspectives: psycho- and sociolinguistic, ethological, social, cognitive, and developmental psychological, and neuropsychological. 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.

Achnowledgements; Introduction; 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; References; Subject index.

ISBN: 9780521377621
ISBN-10: 0521377625
Series: New Cambridge Shakespeare
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 30th August 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.49