Gesture by Adam Kendon
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By Adam Kendon


Visible Action as Utterance

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Gesture by Adam Kendon

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Gesture, or visible bodily action that is seen as intimately involved in the activity of speaking, has long fascinated scholars and laymen alike. Written by a leading authority on the subject, this 2004 study provides a comprehensive treatment of gesture and its use in interaction, drawing on the analysis of everyday conversations to demonstrate its varied role in the construction of utterances. Adam Kendon accompanies his analyses with an extended discussion of the history of the study of gesture - a topic not dealt with in any previous publication - as well as exploring the relationship between gesture and sign language, and how the use of gesture varies according to cultural and language differences. Set to become the definitive account of the topic, Gesture will be invaluable to all those interested in human communication. Its publication marks a major development, both in semiotics and in the emerging field of gesture studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521835251
ISBN-10: 0521835259
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 412
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Adam Kendon

Sign Languages of Aboriginal Australia by Adam Kendon Sign Languages of Aboriginal Australia, Paperback (March 2013)

This 1988 book was the first full-length study ever to be published on the subject of sign language among Australian Aborigines.

Gesture by Adam Kendon Gesture, Paperback (September 2004)

This 2004 book provides a comprehensive and detailed account of gesture, and how it is used in interaction.

Conducting Interaction by Adam Kendon Conducting Interaction, Paperback (November 1990)

This book makes available five classic studies of the organisation of behaviour in face-to-face interaction.

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Author Biography - Adam Kendon

Adam Kendon, one of the world's leading authorities on gesture and communication conduct, is currently a guest of the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania.

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