Volume I of the handbook presents contemporary, multidisciplinary, historical, theoretical, and methodological aspects of how body movements relate to language. It documents how leading scholars from differenct disciplinary backgrounds conceptualize and analyze this complex relationship. Five chapters and a total of 72 articles, present current and past approaches, including multidisciplinary methods of analysis. The chapters cover: I. How the body relates to language and communication: Outlining the subject matter, II. Perspectives from different disciplines, III. Historical dimensions, IV. Contemporary approaches, V. Methods. Authors include: Michael Arbib, Janet Bavelas, Marino Bonaiuto, Paul Bouissac, Judee Burgoon, Martha Davis, Susan Duncan, Konrad Ehlich, Nick Enfield, Pierre Feyereisen, Raymond W. Gibbs, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Uri Hadar, Adam Kendon, Antja Kennedy, David McNeill, Lorenza Mondada, Fernando Poyatos, Klaus Scherer, Margret Selting, Jürgen Streeck, Sherman Wilcox, Jeffrey Wollock, Jordan Zlatev.
the first reference work of how body movements relate to language and communication it presents current and past perspectives on multimodal communication from multidisciplinary perspectives 72 chapters by leading international scholars ranging from cognitive sciences to sign linguistics
Cornelia Müller, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany; Alan Cienki, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Ellen Fricke, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany; Silva H. Ladewig, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany; David McNeill, University of Chicago,USA; Sedinha Teßendorf, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.