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Ladewig, Silva

Integrating Gestures

Cognitive Grammar Multimodal

Series:Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 44

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    99,95 € / $114.99 / £91.00*

    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    2020
    To be published:
    July 2020
    ISBN
    978-3-11-066841-4
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Gestures are now viewed as an integral part of spoken language. But little attention has been paid to the recipients’ cognitive processes of integrating both gesture and speech. How do people understand a speaker’s gestures when inserted into gaps in the flow of speech? What cognitive-semiotic mechanisms allow this integration to occur? And what linguistic and gestural properties do people draw on when construing multimodal meaning? This book offers answers by investigating multimodal utterances in which speech is replaced by gestures. Through fine-grained cognitive-linguistic and cognitive-semiotic analyses of multimodal utterances combined with naturalistic perception experiments, six chapters explore gestures’ potential to realize grammatical notions of nouns and verbs and to integrate with speech by merging into multimodal syntactic constructions. Analyses of speech-replacing gestures and a range of related phenomena compel us to consider gestures as well as spoken and signed language as manifestations of the same conceptual system. An overarching framework is proposed for studying these different modalities together – a multimodal cognitive grammar.

    Details

    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    Approx. 250 pages
    50 Fig.
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Multimodal Cognitive Grammar, Speech replacing Gestures, Gesture Speech Integration, Gesture and Grammar

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    Silva H. Ladewig, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder).

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