Publication details [#65099]

Wilcox, Sherman E. and Laura Ruth-Hirrel. 2018. Speech-gesture constructions in cognitive grammar: The case of beats and points. Cognitive Linguistics 29 (3) : 453–494.
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De Gruyter


This inquiry employs Cognitive Grammar principles to superiorly account for the symbolic consolidation of gesture and speech. It explores the use of two attention-setting strategies that are conveyed via gesture, beats and pointing. It examines the consolidation of beats and pointing gestures as intricate gestural expressions.