Gerardine M. Pereira

List of John Benjamins publications for which Gerardine M. Pereira plays a role.


Beers Fägersten, Kristy and Gerardine M. Pereira. 2021. Swear words for sale: The commodification of swearing. Pragmatics and Society 12:1, pp. 79–105
Swearing has traditionally been associated with spoken language; however, swear words are appearing more often in print and, notably, explicitly featured in commercial products. In this paper, we consider this development an example of the commodification of swear words, or ‘swear words for sale’.… read more | Article
Pereira, Gerardine M. 2018. The interface between pragmatics and gesture studies. Pragmatics and its Interfaces, Ilie, Cornelia and Neal R. Norrick (eds.), pp. 163–184
This chapter considers the interface between pragmatics and gesture studies, focusing on the dynamics of communication and interaction as people engage in language use. It presents a systematic linguistic study of the relationship of speech, gesture, and eye gaze. Based on face-to-face… read more | Chapter
Ankerstein, Carrie A. and Gerardine M. Pereira. 2013. Talking about taste: Starved for words. Culinary Linguistics: The chef's special, Gerhardt, Cornelia, Maximiliane Frobenius and Susanne Ley (eds.), pp. 305–316
There is a relative dearth of taste words in English, in contrast to words for other senses. We argue that this does not reflect an accompanying lack of knowledge about taste or an inability to perceive tastes. Taste knowledge was explored in an object description task and a rating task in an… read more | Article
This paper reports on an investigation of gaze patterns and other non-verbal behavior in dyadic, problem-solving based interactions. In a planning activity, participants are given an instruction sheet and a physical map of a zoo. Both participants must coordinate their actions to find a common… read more | Article
This paper investigates how dyads of test subjects establish shared orientation and signal understanding using deictic gestures in task-based discourse. My findings show that participants co-construct routes using collaborative pointing, which is often accompanied by overlap in speech. The data… read more | Article