Gesture Studies

Gesture Studies aims to publish book-length publications on all aspects of gesture. Topics may include, but are by not 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 multi-modal 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.
Volumes in this peer-reviewed series may be collected volumes, monographs, or reference books, in the English language.
Board
Editor
Adam Kendon | University College London
Volumes
8
Josef Fulka
2020. vii, 166 pp.
7
Edited by R. Breckinridge Church, Martha W. Alibali and Spencer D. Kelly
2017. vii, 433 pp.
6
Edited by Simone Pika and Katja Liebal
2012. xiii, 256 pp.
5
Geneviève Calbris
2011. xx, 378 pp.
4
Edited by Gale Stam and Mika Ishino
2011. viii, 372 pp.
3
Edited by Alan Cienki and Cornelia Müller
2008. ix, 306 pp.
2
Jürgen Streeck
2009. xii, 235 pp.
1
Edited by Susan D. Duncan, Justine Cassell and Elena T. Levy
2007. vi, 328 pp.
Submission

The series welcomes submissions. Book proposals, preferably structured along the lines indicated in our Guidelines for Book Proposals, can be sent to the series editor, Adam Kendon (adamk at dca.net)

Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies