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Semiotica

Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

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Volume 2011, Issue 184

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Rethinking gesture phases: Articulatory features of gestural movement?

Jana Bressem / Silva H. Ladewig
Published Online: 2011-03-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2011.022

Abstract

This paper presents a proposal for the description of gesture phases derived from articulatory characteristics observable in their execution. Based on the results of an explorative study examining the execution of gesture phases of ten German speakers, the paper presents two sets of articulatory features, i.e., distinctive and additional features by which gesture phases are characterized from a context-independent and context-sensitive point of view. It will be shown that gesture phases show a particular distribution of the features, thus distinguishing one phase from another. Furthermore, changes in the execution of phases in linear successions can be described by means of features. Contrary to other accounts, whose focus on gesture phases is primarily in relation to speech and/or adjacent phases, this proposal concentrates on the visible physical characteristics of gesture phases.

Keywords:: gesture phases; articulatory features; form-based analysis; context-independent and context-sensitive description; linguistic perspective

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Published Online: 2011-03-22

Published in Print: 2011-04-01


Citation Information: Semiotica, Volume 2011, Issue 184, Pages 53–91, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/semi.2011.022.

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