Gesture

Gesture publishes articles reporting original research, as well as survey and review articles, on all aspects of gesture. The journal aims to stimulate and facilitate scholarly communication between the different disciplines within which work on gesture is conducted. For this reason papers written in the spirit of cooperation between disciplines are especially encouraged.

Topics may include, but are by no means limited to: the relationship between gesture and speech; the role gesture may play in communication in all the circumstances of social interaction, including conversations, the work-place or instructional settings; gesture and cognition; the development of gesture in children; the place of gesture in first and second language acquisition; the processes by which spontaneously created gestures may become transformed into codified forms; the documentation and discussion of vocabularies of ‘quotable’ or ‘emblematic’ gestures; the relationship between gesture and sign; studies of gesture systems or sign languages such as those that have developed in factories, religious communities or in tribal societies; the role of gesture in ritual interactions of all kinds, such as greetings, religious, civic or legal rituals; gestures compared cross-culturally; gestures in primate social interaction; biological studies of gesture, including discussions of the place of gesture in language origins theory; gesture in multimodal human-machine interaction; historical studies of gesture; and studies in the history of gesture studies, including discussions of gesture in the theatre or as a part of rhetoric.

Gesture provides a platform where contributions to this topic may be found from such disciplines as linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, biology, communication studies, neurology, ethology, theatre studies, literature and the visual arts, cognitive psychology and computer engineering.

Gesture publishes its articles Online First.

Gesture is accompanied by a book series, Gesture Studies. A lot of information on the field of gesture studies can be found on the website of the International Society for Gesture Studies.

ISSN 1568-1475 | E-ISSN 1569-9773
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/gest
Sample issue: GEST 16:1
Board
Editor
Sotaro Kita | University of Warwick
Honorary Editor
Adam Kendon † | University College London
Editorial Assistant
Bertolt Fessen | European University Viadrina, Frankfurt-Oder
Associate Editors
Olivier Le Guen | CIESAS, Mexico
Susan Wagner Cook | University of Iowa
Information Editor
Marianne Gullberg | Lund University
Editorial Board
Heather Brookes | University of Cape Town
Mingyuan Chu | University of Aberdeen
Alan Cienki | VU University Amsterdam & Moscow State Linguistic University
Kensy Cooperrider | University of Chicago
N.J. Enfield | University of Sydney
Autumn Hostetter | Kalamazoo College
Spencer D. Kelly | Colgate University
Stefan Kopp | Bielefeld University
Lorenza Mondada | University of Basel
Gary Morgan | City University London
Victoria Nyst | Leiden University
Seyda Özçaliskan | Georgia State University
Asli Özyürek | Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Pamela Persniss | University of Brighton
Simone Pika | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Katharina Rohlfing | University of Paderborn
Wing Chee So | The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Subscription Info
Current issue: 20:2, available as of May 2022

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 22 (2023): 3 issues; ca. 375 pp. EUR 308.00 EUR 355.00
Volume 21 (2022): 3 issues; ca. 375 pp. EUR 308.00 EUR 348.00
Volume 20 (2021): 3 issues; ca. 375 pp. EUR 308.00 EUR 348.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 85.00 (online‑only: EUR 80.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.

Available back-volumes

Online-only Print + online
Complete backset
(Vols. 1‒19; 2001‒2020)
51 issues;
7,650 pp.
EUR 5,795.00 EUR 6,141.00
Volume 19 (2020) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 370.00 EUR 417.00
Volume 18 (2019) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 363.00 EUR 409.00
Volume 17 (2018) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 352.00 EUR 397.00
Volume 16 (2017) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 342.00 EUR 385.00
Volume 15 (2016) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 342.00 EUR 374.00
Volume 14 (2014) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 342.00 EUR 363.00
Volume 13 (2013) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 342.00 EUR 352.00
Volumes 7‒12 (2007‒2012) 3 issues; avg. 450 pp. EUR 332.00 each EUR 342.00 each
Volumes 1‒6 (2001‒2006) 2 issues; avg. 300 pp. EUR 225.00 each EUR 232.00 each
Issues

Volume 20 (2021)

Volume 19 (2020)

Volume 18 (2019)

Volume 17 (2018)

Volume 16 (2017)

Volume 15 (2016)

Volume 14 (2014)

Volume 13 (2013)

Volume 12 (2012)

Volume 11 (2011)

Volume 10 (2010)

Volume 9 (2009)

Volume 8 (2008)

Volume 7 (2007)

Volume 6 (2006)

Volume 5 (2005)

Volume 4 (2004)

Volume 3 (2003)

Volume 2 (2002)

Volume 1 (2001)

Latest articles

30 September 2022

  • Locational pointing in Murrinhpatha, Gija, and English conversations
    Caroline de Dear , Joe Blythe , Francesco Possemato , Lesley Stirling , Rod Gardner , Ilana Mushin Frances Kofod
  • 30 August 2022

  • Representational gestures correlated with meaning-associated aspects of L2 speech performance
    Sai Ma , Guangsa Jin Michael Barlow
  • 4 August 2022

  • High verbal working memory load impairs gesture-speech integration : Evidence from a dual task paradigm
    Kendra G. Kandana Arachchige , Henning Holle , Mandy Rossignol , Isabelle Simoes Loureiro Laurent Lefebvre
  • 2 June 2022

  • The role of language proficiency, gender, and language dominance in using co-speech gestures to identify referents in narratives by Persian-English bilinguals
    Azizollah Dabaghi Varnosfadrani Mahbube Tavakol
  • 30 May 2022

  • French and British children’s shrugs : A cross-linguistic developmental case-study of a recurrent gesture
    Pauline Beaupoil-Hourdel Aliyah Morgenstern | GEST 20:2 (2021) pp. 180–218
  • Handling talk : A cross-linguistic perspective on discursive functions of gestures in German and Savosavo
    Jana Bressem Claudia Wegener | GEST 20:2 (2021) pp. 219–253
  • Recurrent gestures throughout bodies, languages, and cultural practices
    Simon Harrison Silva H. Ladewig | GEST 20:2 (2021) pp. 153–179
  • The feel of a recurrent gesture : Embedding the Vertical Palm within a gift-giving episode in China (aka the ‘seesaw battle’)
    Simon Harrison | GEST 20:2 (2021) pp. 254–284
  • The Slapping movement as an embodied practice of dislike : Inter-affectivity in interactions among children
    Silva H. Ladewig Lena Hotze | GEST 20:2 (2021) pp. 285–312
  • The diversity of recurrency : A special issue on recurrent gestures
    Simon Harrison , Silva H. Ladewig Jana Bressem | GEST 20:2 (2021) pp. 143–152
  • Further information and weblinks
    GEST 20:2 (2021) pp. 315–316
  • Join ISGS : International Society for Gesture Studies
    GEST 20:2 (2021) p. 317
  • New and recent publications
    GEST 20:2 (2021) pp. 313–314
  • Recent and forthcoming events
    GEST 20:2 (2021) pp. 318–319
  • 22 November 2021

  • Gesture development in Peruvian children and its relationship with vocalizations and vocabulary
    María Fernández-Flecha , María Blume , Andrea Junyent Talía Tijero Neyra | GEST 20:1 (2021) pp. 1–29
  • Interactional gestures as soccer celebrations
    Celina Heliasz-Nowosielska | GEST 20:1 (2021) p. 63
  • Discourse markers in relation to non-verbal behavior : How do speech and body language correlate?
    Izidor Mlakar , Matej Rojc , Simona Majhenič Darinka Verdonik | GEST 20:1 (2021) pp. 103–134
  • Handling language : How future language teachers adapt their gestures to their interlocutor
    Marion Tellier , Gale Stam Alain Ghio | GEST 20:1 (2021) pp. 30–62
  • Further information and weblinks
    GEST 20:1 (2021) pp. 137–138
  • Join ISGS : International Society for Gesture Studies
    GEST 20:1 (2021) p. 139
  • New and recent publications
    GEST 20:1 (2021) pp. 135–136
  • Recent and forthcoming events
    GEST 20:1 (2021) pp. 140–141
  • 28 September 2021

  • Social hyperscanning with fNIRS : Intra-brain and inter-brain connectivity for social, affective, and informative gestures reproduction
    Michela Balconi , Angela Bartolo Giulia Fronda | GEST 19:2-3 (2020) pp. 196–222
  • Silence gestures revisited
    Søren Beck Nielsen | GEST 19:2-3 (2020) pp. 246–268
  • Gestural symbolic strategies in children with Down syndrome
    Arianna Bello , Silvia Stefanini , Pasquale Rinaldi , Daniela Onofrio Virginia Volterra | GEST 19:2-3 (2020) pp. 299–334
  • Why do we shake our heads? On the origin of the headshake
    Fabian Bross | GEST 19:2-3 (2020) pp. 269–298
  • Context, not sequence order, affects the meaning of bonobo (Pan paniscus) gestures
    Kirsty E. Graham , Takeshi Furuichi Richard W. Byrne | GEST 19:2-3 (2020) pp. 335–364
  • Out-group gestures can lower self-esteem
    Elena Nicoladis , Trevor Luk Shireen Gill | GEST 19:2-3 (2020) pp. 223–245
  • “How do you even know what ideophones mean?” : Gestures’ contributions to ideophone semantics in Quichua
    Janis B. Nuckolls | GEST 19:2-3 (2020) pp. 161–195
  • Further information and weblinks
    GEST 19:2-3 (2020) p. 368
  • Join ISGS : International Society for Gesture Studies
    GEST 19:2-3 (2020) p. 369
  • New and recent publications
    GEST 19:2-3 (2020) pp. 365–367
  • Recent and forthcoming events
    GEST 19:2-3 (2020) pp. 370–371
  • 18 May 2021

  • New and recent publications
    GEST 19:1 (2020) pp. 156–157
  • Submission

    Gesture offers  online submission .

    Before submitting, please consult the  guidelines  and the  Short Guide to EM for Authors .

    If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editors via e-mail: Sotaro Kita, S.Kita at warwick.ac.uk

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    Subjects

    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

    Electronic/Multimedia Products

    Electronic/Multimedia Products

    Main BIC Subject

    CF: Linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General