Language and Gesture by David McNeill
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Language and Gesture
By David McNeill

Language and Gesture

Edited by See other recent books by David McNeill
Series edited by Steven Levinson See other recent books by Steven Levinson
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $110.00
Your Price: $99.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $11.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.95 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Language and Gesture by David McNeill

Book Description

This landmark study examines the role of gestures in relation to speech and thought. Leading scholars, including psychologists, linguists and anthropologists, offer state-of-the-art analyses to demonstrate that gestures are not merely an embellishment of speech but are integral parts of language itself. Language and Gesture offers a wide range of theoretical approaches, with emphasis not simply on behavioural descriptions but also on the underlying processes. The book has strong cross-linguistic and cross-cultural components, examining gestures by speakers of Mayan, Australian, East Asian as well as English and other European languages. The content is diverse including chapters on gestures during aphasia and severe stuttering, the first emergence of speech-gesture combinations of children, and a section on sign language. In a rapidly growing field of study this volume opens up the agenda for research into a new approach to understanding language, thought and society.

Buy Language and Gesture book by David McNeill from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521777612
ISBN-10: 0521777615
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 420
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author David McNeill

Why We Gesture by David McNeill Why We Gesture, Hardback (December 2015)

Bringing together twenty-five years of research, Why We Gesture offers a radical new perspective on gesture-speech unity.

Narrative Development in Young Children by David McNeill Narrative Development in Young Children, Hardback (May 2015)

Presents an account of social and embodied threads of early narrative development, of which gesture is an integral part.

Strong in the Rain by David McNeill Strong in the Rain, Paperback (April 2014)

Blending history, science, and gripping storytelling, Strong in the Rain brings the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its immediate aftermath to life through the eyes of the men and women who experienced it. A beautifully written, moving account of how the Japanese endured the earthquake's horrific consequences.

» View all books by David McNeill

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Language and Gesture book by David McNeill and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by David McNeill close
Conceptual Basis of Language by David McNeill
Why We Gesture by David McNeill
Why We Gesture by David McNeill
Narrative Development in Young Children by David McNeill
Strong in the Rain by David McNeill
Conceptual Basis of Language by David McNeill
How Language Began by David McNeill
How Language Began by David McNeill
Gesture and Thought by David McNeill
Language and Gesture by David McNeill
Hand and Mind by David McNeill
»
Recent books by Steven Levinson close
Person Reference in Interaction by Steven Levinson
Grammars of Space by Steven Levinson
Grammars of Space by Steven Levinson
Language and Gesture by Steven Levinson
Language and Conceptualization by Steven Levinson
Language and Conceptualization by Steven Levinson
Politeness by Steven Levinson
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close