Developments in Primate Gesture Research

| Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
| Freie Universität Berlin, University of Portsmouth & Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
ISBN 9789027228482 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027274816 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
The book is a themed, mutually referenced collection of articles from a very high-powered set of authors based on the workshop on “Current developments in non-human primate gesture research”, which was held in July 2010 at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. The motivation for this book – following on from the motivation for the workshop series – was to present the state of the art in non-human primate gesture research with a special emphasis on its history, interdisciplinary perspectives, developments and future directions. This book provides, for the first time in a single volume, the most recent work on comparative gestural signaling by many of the major scholars in the field, such as W.D. Hopkins, D. Leavens, T. Racine, J. van Hooff, and S. Wilcox (in alphabetical order).
[Gesture Studies, 6]  2012.  xiii, 256 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
About the contributors
Introduction: Developments in primate gesture research
Simone Pika and Katja Liebal
Facial-vocal displays, gestures and language
Jan A.R.A.M. van Hooff
Research Studies
Does ontogenetic ritualization explain early communicative gestures in human infants?
Paula Marentette and Elena Nicoladis
Non-human primates
A mother gorilla’s variable use of touch to guide her infant: Insights into iconicity and the relationship between gesture and action
Marcus Perlman, Joanne E. Tanner and Barbara J. King
Spontaneous use of gesture sequences in orangutans: A case for strategy?
Sebastian Tempelmann and Katja Liebal
Handedness for manual gestures in great apes: A meta-analysis
William D. Hopkins, Simone Pika, Katja Liebal, Amanda Bania, Adrien Meguerditchian, Molly Gardner and Steven J. Schapiro
Mandrill visual gestures: A round-the-world study of the largest of all monkeys
Mark E. Laidre
Gesture use in consortship: Wild chimpanzees’ use of gesture for an ‘evolutionarily urgent’ purpose
Catherine Hobaiter and Richard W. Byrne
New trends and debates
A call for conformity: Gesture studies in human and non-human primates
Nicole M. Scott and Simone Pika
Cognitivism, adaptationism and pointing
Timothy P. Racine
Pointing: Contexts and instrumentality
David A. Leavens
Requesting behaviours within episodes of active sharing: A new look on chimpanzee signalling
Ray Wilkinson, Ivan Leudar and Simone Pika
Hands and faces: Linking human language and non-human primate communication
Sherman Wilcox
Where next?
Katja Liebal and Simone Pika
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: PSVP – Animal behaviour
BISAC Subject: SCI070050 – SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Primatology
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