Gestural Communication in Nonhuman and Human Primates

Special issue of Gesture 5:1/2 (2005)

Katja Liebal | University of Portsmouth
Cornelia Müller | Freie Universität Berlin
ORCID logoSimone Pika | University of St. Andrews
[Gesture, 5:1/2] 2005.  324 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Gestural communication in nonhuman and human primates
Katja Liebal, Cornelia Müller and Simone Pika
The syntactic motor system
Alice C. Roy and Michael A. Arbib
Gestural communication in nonhuman primates
Gestural communication of apes
Simone Pika, Katja Liebal, Josep Call and Michael Tomasello
Gestural communication in three species of macaques (Macaca mulatta, M. nemestrina, M. arctoides): Use of signals in relation to dominance and social context
Dario Maestripieri
Multimodal concomitants of manual gesture by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Influence of food size and distance
David A. Leavens and William D. Hopkins
Requesting gestures in captive monkeys and apes: Conditioned responses or referential behaviours?
Juan-Carlos Gómez
Cross-fostered chimpanzees modulate signs of American Sign Language
Valerie J. Chalcraft and R. Allen Gardner
Gestural communication in human primates
Human twelve-month-olds point cooperatively to share interest with and helpfully provide information for a communicative partner
Ulf Liszkowski
From action to language through gesture: A longitudinal perspective
Olga Capirci, Annarita Contaldo, Maria Cristina Caselli and Virginia Volterra
The link (and differences) between deixis and symbols in children’s early gestural-vocal system
Elena Antinoro Pizzuto and Micaela Capobianco
A cross-cultural comparison of communicative gestures in human infants during the transition to language
Joanna Blake, Grace Vitale, Patricia Osborne and Esther Olshansky
How does linguistic framing of events influence co-speech gestures? Insights from crosslinguistic variations and similarities
Aslı Özyürek, Sotaro Kita, Shanley E.M. Allen, Reyhan Furman and Amanda Brown
The two faces of gesture: Language and thought
Susan Goldin-Meadow
Gestures in human and nonhuman primates: Why we need a comparative view
Cornelia Müller
Book Review
Review of Corballis ((2002)): From hand to mouth. The origins of language
Reviewed by Mary M. Copple
Recent, new, and forthcoming books on gesture and related topics
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2018. Coordination between vocalizations, gestures and prosody before the start of verbal communication: evidence from the Basque language / Coordinación entre vocalizaciones, gestos y prosodia antes del inicio de la comunicación verbal: evidencias desde la lengua vasca. Infancia y Aprendizaje 41:2  pp. 325 ff. DOI logo

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