Elements of Meaning in Gesture

HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027228475 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027285171 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
 
Summarizing her pioneering work on the semiotic analysis of gestures in conversational settings, Geneviève Calbris offers a comprehensive account of her unique perspective on the relationship between gesture, speech, and thought. She highlights the various functions of gesture and especially shows how various gestural signs can be created in the same gesture by analogical links between physical and semantic elements. Originating in our world experience via mimetic and metonymic processes, these analogical links are activated by contexts of use and thus lead to a diverse range of semantic constructions rather as, from the components of a Meccano kit, many different objects can be assembled. By (re)presenting perceptual schemata that mediate between the concrete and the abstract, gesture may frequently anticipate verbal formulation. Arguing for gesture as a symbolic system in its own right that interfaces with thought and speech production, Calbris’ book brings a challenging new perspective to gesture studies and will be seminal for generations of gesture researchers.
[Gesture Studies, 5]  2011.  xx, 378 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword
xv–xviii
Acknowledgements
xix–XX
Introduction
1–8
Chapter 1. The gestural sign and related key concepts
9–34
Chapter 2. The demarcative function of gesture
35–56
Chapter 3. Identifying the referential function of gesture
57–72
Chapter 4. Classification of referential gestures according to their priority components
73–100
Chapter 5. Systematic analysis to identify gestural signs
101–124
Chapter 6. Different gestures represent one notion: Variation
125–162
Chapter 7. One gesture represents different notions: Polysemy and Polysign
163–196
Chapter 8. The analogical links between gestures and notions
197–242
chapter 9. The gestural sign and speech
243–286
Chapter 10. Gesture, thought and speech
287–342
Conclusion
343–354
References
355–362
Appendix A
363
Appendix B
364–365
Postscript: A semiotic and linguistic perspective on gestures
367–368
Person index
369–370
Subject index
371–378
“Overall, Elements of Meaning in Gesture presents a robust Derridean supplément to Gesture Studies begun in earnest by so many men so many years ago. Thirty years after its inception, Elements of Meaning in Gesture now includes English and French translations of almost all of the hundreds of examples used herein; it is deeply and thoroughly researched; and it is aimed at educated readers with a useful overview of the transdisciplinary subfield known as Gesture Studies. In doing so, it also provides diagrams, appendices, and people and subject indices. These qualities—along with its opening up of a space for potential future research into Gesture Studies’ relationships to re-presentation, to ideological apparatuses, to computer-mediated communication, and to the relevant work of Barthes and Kristeva—give the book opportunities to “serve as an inspiration for psychological, ethnographical, and linguistic studies on gestures with speech” (Müller, 2011, p. 367).”
“Unlike most contemporary work on gesture, which is grounded in psycholinguistics thanks to the efforts of David McNeill and others, Calbris’ work emerges from the French intellectual tradition. Using gestural expression as a window on cognition, Calbris describes communication and conceptualization via semiotics, thereby pointing to the importance of complementary approaches in empirical research. Her dedication to rich, thorough qualitative descriptions and an exploration of motivating principles sets her apart, and the clarity o&ered by her prose (rendered into English by a skilled translator) makes her monograph a pleasure to read.”
Cited by

Cited by other publications

No author info given
2019.  In Opinion Analysis in Interactions,  pp. 107 ff. Crossref logo
Andrén, Mats
2014.  In From Gesture in Conversation to Visible Action as Utterance,  pp. 153 ff. Crossref logo
Azaoui, Brahim
2017. Dialogisme, gestualité et discours enseignant : quelle(s) trace(s) dialogique(s) dans le geste pédagogique pour quelle(s) fonction(s) ?. Recherches en didactique des langues et des cultures 14:2 Crossref logo
Balconi, Michela, Giulia Fronda & Angela Bartolo
2020. Affective, Social, and Informative Gestures Reproduction in Human Interaction: Hyperscanning and Brain Connectivity. Journal of Motor Behavior  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Batista, Aurore, Marie-Thérèse Le Normand & Jean-Marc Colletta
2019.  In Multimodalité du langage dans les interactions et l’acquisition, Crossref logo
Blondel, Marion, Dominique Boutet, Pauline Beaupoil-Hourdel & Aliyah Morgenstern
2017. La négation chez les enfants signeurs et non signeurs. Language, Interaction and Acquisition 8:1  pp. 141 ff. Crossref logo
Bressem, Jana, Nicole Stein & Claudia Wegener
2017. Multimodal language use in Savosavo. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) 27:2  pp. 173 ff. Crossref logo
Brookes, Heather J.
2014.  In From Gesture in Conversation to Visible Action as Utterance,  pp. 59 ff. Crossref logo
Brown, Amanda & Masaaki Kamiya
2019. Gesture in contexts of scopal ambiguity: Negation and quantification in English. Applied Psycholinguistics 40:05  pp. 1141 ff. Crossref logo
Cartmill, Erica A., Lilia Rissman, Miriam A. Novack & Susan Goldin-Meadow
2017. The development of iconicity in children’s co-speech gesture and homesign. Language, Interaction and Acquisition 8:1  pp. 42 ff. Crossref logo
Chiu, Chung-Cheng, Louis-Philippe Morency & Stacy Marsella
2015.  In Intelligent Virtual Agents [Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9238],  pp. 152 ff. Crossref logo
Chollet, Mathieu, Magalie Ochs & Catherine Pelachaud
2019. A Methodology for the Automatic Extraction and Generation of Non-Verbal Signals Sequences Conveying Interpersonal Attitudes. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing 10:4  pp. 585 ff. Crossref logo
Chrysanthi, Angeliki, Åsa Berggren, Rosamund Davies, Graeme P. Earl & Jarrod Knibbe
2016. The Camera “at the Trowel’s Edge”: Personal Video Recording in Archaeological Research. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23:1  pp. 238 ff. Crossref logo
Cohen, Cathy & Nicolas Guichon
2016.  In Language-Learner Computer Interactions [Language Studies, Science and Engineering, 2],  pp. 187 ff. Crossref logo
Cooperrider, Kensy, Natasha Abner & Susan Goldin-Meadow
2018. The Palm-Up Puzzle: Meanings and Origins of a Widespread Form in Gesture and Sign. Frontiers in Communication 3 Crossref logo
Costa, Josiane Marques da & Thiago da Cunha Nascimento
2019.  In Comunicação (inter)cultural em interação,  pp. 223 ff. Crossref logo
Cuffari, Elena Clare
2014.  In Enactive Cognition at the Edge of Sense-Making,  pp. 207 ff. Crossref logo
Cuffari, Elena Clare, Ezequiel Di Paolo & Hanne De Jaegher
2015. From participatory sense-making to language: there and back again. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 14:4  pp. 1089 ff. Crossref logo
Debras, Camille
2018. Petits et grands corpus en analyse linguistique des gestes. Corpus :18 Crossref logo
Debras, Camille
2020. Teletandems are not the Online Version of Face-to-Face Tandems; Here’s Why. Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité - Cahiers de l APLIUT :Vol. 39 N°1 Crossref logo
Fernandes, Carla
2013.  In Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access, and Entertainment [Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7990],  pp. 205 ff. Crossref logo
Ferrara, Lindsay & Rolf Piene Halvorsen
2017. Depicting and describing meanings with iconic signs in Norwegian Sign Language. Gesture 16:3  pp. 371 ff. Crossref logo
Ferrara, Lindsay & Gabrielle Hodge
2018. Language as Description, Indication, and Depiction. Frontiers in Psychology 9 Crossref logo
Fricke, Ellen & Irene Mittelberg
2018.  In Handbuch Pragmatik,  pp. 312 ff. Crossref logo
Fronda, Giulia & Michela Balconi
2020. The effect of interbrain synchronization in gesture observation: A fNIRS study. Brain and Behavior 10:7 Crossref logo
Goldin-Meadow, Susan & Diane Brentari
2017. Gesture, sign, and language: The coming of age of sign language and gesture studies. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40 Crossref logo
Harrison, Simon
2014. The organisation of kinesic ensembles associated with negation. Gesture 14:2  pp. 117 ff. Crossref logo
Harrison, Simon & Pierre Larrivée
2016.  In Negation and Polarity: Experimental Perspectives [Language, Cognition, and Mind, 1],  pp. 75 ff. Crossref logo
Hassemer, Julius & Bodo Winter
2016. Producing and perceiving gestures conveying height or shape. Gesture 15:3  pp. 404 ff. Crossref logo
Hassemer, Julius & Bodo Winter
2018. Decoding Gestural Iconicity. Cognitive Science 42:8  pp. 3034 ff. Crossref logo
Jacquin, Jérôme
2017.  In Multimodal Argumentation and Rhetoric in Media Genres [Argumentation in Context, 14],  pp. 240 ff. Crossref logo
Kamunen, Antti
2018. Open Hand Prone as a resource in multimodal claims to interruption. Gesture 17:2  pp. 291 ff. Crossref logo
Kelly, Spencer D., R. Breckinridge Church & Martha W. Alibali
2017.  In Why Gesture? [Gesture Studies, 7],  pp. 3 ff. Crossref logo
Kendon, Adam
2014. Semiotic diversity in utterance production and the concept of ‘language’. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 369:1651  pp. 20130293 ff. Crossref logo
Koschmann, Timothy
2017. Why would the discovery of gestures produced by signers jeopardize the experimental finding of gesture-speech mismatch?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40 Crossref logo
Kovářová, Dominika
2015. Kinezika ve výuce cizím jazykům: přehledová studie. Pedagogická orientace 25:3  pp. 413 ff. Crossref logo
KUNENE NICOLAS, RAMONA, MICHÈLE GUIDETTI & JEAN-MARC COLLETTA
2017. A cross-linguistic study of the development of gesture and speech in Zulu and French oral narratives. Journal of Child Language 44:1  pp. 36 ff. Crossref logo
Lapaire, Jean-Rémi
2017. Grammaire cognitive des prépositions : épistémologie et applications. Corela :HS-22 Crossref logo
Lapaire, Jean-Rémi
2019. Breaking Virginia’s Waves (1931): from page to stage. Miranda :19 Crossref logo
Lelandais, Manon & Gaëlle Ferré
2014. Multimodal Analysis of Parentheticals in Conversational Speech. Multimodal Communication 3:2 Crossref logo
Lempert, Michael
2017. Uncommon resemblance. Gesture 16:1  pp. 35 ff. Crossref logo
Lhommet, Margaux & Stacy C. Marsella
2013.  In Intelligent Virtual Agents [Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8108],  pp. 303 ff. Crossref logo
Li, Heng
2017. Time on hands. Gesture 16:3  pp. 396 ff. Crossref logo
Maricchiolo, Fridanna, Augusto Gnisci & Marino Bonaiuto
2012.  In Cognitive Behavioural Systems [Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7403],  pp. 405 ff. Crossref logo
Martin, J. R. & Michele Zappavigna
2019. Embodied meaning: a systemic functional perspective on paralanguage. Functional Linguistics 6:1 Crossref logo
Matoesian, Gregory & Kristin Enola Gilbert
2018.  In Multimodal Conduct in the Law, Crossref logo
Mazur-Palandre, Audrey, Jean-Marc Colletta & Kristine Lund
2019.  In Multimodalité du langage dans les interactions et l’acquisition,  pp. 123 ff. Crossref logo
Mittelberg, Irene
2017. Embodied frames and scenes. Gesture 16:2  pp. 203 ff. Crossref logo
Mittelberg, Irene
2019. Visuo-Kinetic Signs Are Inherently Metonymic: How Embodied Metonymy Motivates Forms, Functions, and Schematic Patterns in Gesture. Frontiers in Psychology 10 Crossref logo
Mittelberg, Irene, Thomas H. Schmitz & Hannah Groninger
2017.  In The Active Image [Philosophy of Engineering and Technology, 28],  pp. 99 ff. Crossref logo
Müller, Cornelia
2014.  In From Gesture in Conversation to Visible Action as Utterance,  pp. 127 ff. Crossref logo
Nirme, Jens, Magnus Haake, Agneta Gulz & Marianne Gullberg
2020. Motion capture-based animated characters for the study of speech–gesture integration. Behavior Research Methods 52:3  pp. 1339 ff. Crossref logo
Ortega, Gerardo & Aslı Özyürek
2020. Systematic mappings between semantic categories and types of iconic representations in the manual modality: A normed database of silent gesture. Behavior Research Methods 52:1  pp. 51 ff. Crossref logo
Ovendale, Alice, Heather Brookes, Jean-Marc Colletta & Zain Davis
2018. The role of gestural polysigns and gestural sequences in teaching mathematical concepts. Gesture 17:1  pp. 128 ff. Crossref logo
Perniss, Pamela
2018. Why We Should Study Multimodal Language. Frontiers in Psychology 9 Crossref logo
Polo, Claire & Jean-Marc Colletta
2020. La médiation multimodale du savoir. Éducation et didactique 14:1  pp. 9 ff. Crossref logo
Ravenet, Brian, Catherine Pelachaud, Chloé Clavel & Stacy Marsella
2018. Automating the Production of Communicative Gestures in Embodied Characters. Frontiers in Psychology 9 Crossref logo
Sabena, Cristina
2018.  In Invited Lectures from the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education [ICME-13 Monographs, ],  pp. 541 ff. Crossref logo
Saund, Carolyn, Marion Roth, Mathieu Chollet & Stacy Marsella
2019.  In 2019 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII),  pp. 524 ff. Crossref logo
Schneebeli, Célia
2018. Les modalités iconiques dans le discours médié par ordinateur : du neuf dans l’interaction ?. Etudes de stylistique anglaise :13  pp. 45 ff. Crossref logo
Schoonjans, Steven
2019. Modal particle meanings. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 17:2  pp. 303 ff. Crossref logo
Stam, Gale
2018.  In Speaking in a Second Language [AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 17],  pp. 49 ff. Crossref logo
Stevens, Michael Paul & Simon Harrison
2017. Spectrums of thought in gesture. Pragmatics & Cognition 24:3  pp. 441 ff. Crossref logo
Streeck, Jürgen
2015.  In The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Streeck, Jürgen
2020.  In Handbook of Pragmatics [Handbook of Pragmatics, ],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Tellier, Marion
2014. Quelques orientations méthodologiques pour étudier la gestuelle dans des corpus spontanés et semi-contrôlés. Discours :15 Crossref logo
Valenzuela, Javier, Unknown / not yet matched, Inés Olza Moreno & Daniel Alcaraz Carrión
2020. Gesturing in the wild. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 18:2 Crossref logo
Wehling, Elisabeth
2017. Discourse management gestures. Gesture 16:2  pp. 245 ff. Crossref logo
Winter, Bodo, Marcus Perlman & Teenie Matlock
2013. Using space to talk and gesture about numbers. Gesture 13:3  pp. 377 ff. Crossref logo
Wolf, Dhana, Linn-Marlen Rekittke, Irene Mittelberg, Martin Klasen & Klaus Mathiak
2017. Perceived Conventionality in Co-speech Gestures Involves the Fronto-Temporal Language Network. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 11 Crossref logo
Xu, Yuyu, Catherine Pelachaud & Stacy Marsella
2014.  In Intelligent Virtual Agents [Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8637],  pp. 477 ff. Crossref logo
Zagar Galvão, Elena
2020.  In Linking up with Video [Benjamins Translation Library, 149],  pp. 151 ff. Crossref logo
Zhu, Yong
2020. Commentary for “Sex Steroids as Modulators of Gestural Communication”. Endocrinology 161:12 Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 06 november 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

video

Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011018544 | Marc record