Jennifer Gerwing

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jennifer Gerwing plays a role.


Bavelas, Janet, Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing. 2014. Including facial gestures in gesture-speech ensembles. From Gesture in Conversation to Visible Action as Utterance: Essays in honor of Adam Kendon, Seyfeddinipur, Mandana and Marianne Gullberg (eds.), pp. 15–34
Conversational facial gestures fit Kendon’s (2004) specifications of the functions of hand gestures. We illustrate how facial gestures in dialogue, like hand gestures, convey referential content as well as serving pragmatic, interpersonal and interactive functions. Hand and facial gestures often… read more | Article
Bavelas, Janet, Jennifer Gerwing, Meredith Allison and Chantelle Sutton. 2011. Chapter 4. Dyadic evidence for grounding with abstract deictic gestures. Integrating Gestures: The interdisciplinary nature of gesture, Stam, Gale and Mika Ishino (eds.), pp. 49–60
Speakers use gestures to communicate within a dialogue, not as isolated individuals. We therefore analyzed gestural communication within dyadic dialogues. Specifically, we microanalyzed grounding (the sequence of steps by which speaker and addressee ensure their mutual understanding) in a task that… read more | Chapter
One measure of the communicative function of gestures is to test how speakers’ gestures are influenced by whether an addressee can see them or not, that is, by manipulating visibility between participants. We question traditional dependent variables (i.e., rate measures), suggesting that they may… read more | Article
Gestures and their concurrent words are often said to be meaningfully related and co-expressive. Research has shown that gestures and words are each particularly suited to conveying different kinds of information. In this paper, we describe and compare three methods for investigating the… read more | Article
Gerwing, Jennifer and Janet Bavelas. 2005. Linguistic influences on gesture’s form. Gesture 4:2, pp. 157–195
Hand gestures in face-to-face dialogue are symbolic acts, integrated with speech. Little is known about the factors that determine the physical form of these gestures. When the gesture depicts a previous nonsymbolic action, it obviously resembles this action; however, such gestures are not only… read more | Article