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Payrató, Lluís / Clemente, Ignasi

Gestures We Live By

The Pragmatics of Emblematic Gestures

Series:Mouton Series in Pragmatics [MSP] 22

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    99,95 € / $114.99 / £91.00*

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    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    December 2019
    ISBN
    978-1-5015-0995-7
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    This book examines emblems (or emblematic gestures) from a pragmatic view, that is to say, as autonomous gestures that fulfill communicative functions, embody illocutionary values, and act as signals of cognitive relevance.

    Emblems are conceived as multimodal tools on the frontier between verbal and nonverbal modes, and are part of the communicative repertoire of individuals and sociocultural groups. Emblems constitute clear cases of embodiment and are susceptible to many processes of metaphorization (contrasting or not with verbal metaphors), metonymy, and interference between modalities. The applications of emblematic analysis are numerous, from lexicography to second language learning, or to natural language processing.

    Details

    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    iv, 247 pages
    54 Fig.
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Emblems; Gesture; Pragmatics

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    Lluís Payrató, University of Barcelona, Spain; Ignasi Clemente, Hunter College, USA

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