Gestures And Speech: Psychological Investigations by Pierre FeyereisenGestures And Speech: Psychological Investigations by Pierre Feyereisen

Gestures And Speech: Psychological Investigations

byPierre Feyereisen, Jacques-dominique De Lannoy

Hardcover | August 30, 1991

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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.
Title:Gestures And Speech: Psychological InvestigationsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:220 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:August 30, 1991Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521377625

ISBN - 13:9780521377621


Table of Contents

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.