Gesture, Speech, and Sign

Hardcover | August 1, 1999

EditorLynn Messing, Ruth Campbell

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Gestures are a special sort of action. They communicate the individual's moods and desires to the world and they operate under different psychological and cognitive constraints to other actions. The connections between gesture and language - spoken and signed - pose some fascinatingquestions. How intimately are gesture and language connected? Did one evolve from the other? To what extent are they similarly processed in the brain? In what ways are signed languages akin to spoken language and gestures? Gesture, Speech, and Sign examines these questions, bringing together an international array of expertise to explore the origins, neurobiology, and uses of these three communication systems. A unique feature of the book is its discussion of how a greater understanding of these issues can be usedto improve human-computer interactions. Designed to appeal to a multi-disciplinary audience Gesture, Speech, and Sign will be of interest to advanced students and researchers in neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, computer science, and those involved in deaf studies.

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Gestures are a special sort of action. They communicate the individual's moods and desires to the world and they operate under different psychological and cognitive constraints to other actions. The connections between gesture and language - spoken and signed - pose some fascinatingquestions. How intimately are gesture and language c...

Lynn Messing is at A.I. du Pont Institute / University of Delaware. Ruth Campbell is at University College London.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019852451X

ISBN - 13:9780198524519

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Table of Contents

Lynn S Messing and Ruth Campbell: AcknowledgementsLynn S Messing and Ruth Campbell: PrefaceLynn S Messing: An introduction to signed languages1. Pierre Feyereisen: Neuropsychology of communicative movements2. David P Corina: Neural disorders of language and movement: Evidence from American sign language3. Paul Ekman: Emotional and conversational non-verbal signals4. Ruth Campbell: Language from faces : Uses of the face in speech and in sign5. David McNeill: Triangulating the growth point - Arriving at consciousness6. Robert Krauss and Uri Hadar: The role of speech-related arm/hand gestures in word retrieval7. Susan Goldin-Meadow: Development of gesture with and without speech in hearing and deaf children8. Karen Emmorey: Do signers gesture?9. William C Stokoe and Marc Marschark: Signs, gestures, and signs10. 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