Why Gesture? : How the Hands Function in Speaking, Thinking and Communicating.

What are gestures doing? Why do we use them? This book is the first to systematically explore the functions of gesture in speaking, thinking, and communicating -focusing on the variety of purposes served for the gesturer as well as for the viewer of gestures.

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Author / Creator: Church, R. Breckinridge.
Other Authors / Creators:Alibali, Martha W.
Kelly, Spencer D.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017.
Series:Gesture Studies
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Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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505 0 |a Intro -- Why Gesture? -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Chapter 1. Understanding gesture: Description, mechanism and function -- Mechanisms of gesture -- Functions for gesture -- Structure of the book -- References -- Chapter 2. Representational gestures help speakers package information for speaking -- Introduction -- The Information Packaging Hypothesis -- Evidence for the Information Packaging Hypothesis -- Conceptualization difficulty influences gesture production -- Prohibiting gesture influences information packaging -- Imposed gestures influence speech production -- The Information Packaging Hypothesis and non-redundant gestures -- How does gesture explore conceptualization possibilities for speaking? -- The Information Packaging Hypothesis and the source of gesture -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 3. Function and processing of gesture in the context of language: Function and processing of gesture in the context of language -- General introduction -- Cross-linguistic evidence for the effect of spoken language on gesture -- Experimental evidence showing effects of language on gesture -- Linguistic effects on gesture during development across languages -- General conclusions -- References -- Chapter 4. The asymmetric redundancy of gesture and speech: The asymmetric redundancy of gesture and speech -- Introduction -- The Sketch Model -- Effects of language on iconic gesture -- Gestures are influenced by lexical and syntactic properties of language -- Gesture and speech go hand in hand -- Gesture and speech express similar types of information -- Gestures adapt to the pragmatic aspects of speech -- Implications for the function of iconic gesture -- The Interface Model -- The Sketch Model -- Discussion -- References -- Chapter 5. Gesture-speech unity*: What it is, where it came from -- Introduction. 
505 8 |a The growth point -- The dialectic -- Note on terms -- GP properties -- Empirical base -- Minimal units -- Co-expressiveness and contrast -- Context -- The psychological predicate -- What is "a meaning"? -- A natural experiment -- Material carriers and inhabitance -- Unpacking -- Language origin -- Gesture-first -- Mead's Loop -- References -- Chapter 5 Supplement. Exchange on gesture-speech unity: What it is, where it came from -- The growth point -- Gesture-speech unity -- Dual semiosis -- Unpacking -- Synchronicity -- GP formation: thoughts -- Mead's Loop -- On the origins of speech -- References -- Chapter 6. The function of gesture in learning and memory: The function of gesture in learning and memory -- Introduction -- Working memory -- Capacity of working memory -- Spatial information -- Long-term memory -- Lexical access -- Semantic memory -- Episodic memory -- Learning -- Generalization and transfer -- Consolidation -- Mechanisms underlying memory and learning -- Facilitate understanding of spoken information -- Externalize information -- Create or activate visual and/or motor representations -- Procedural coding -- Neural processes supporting gesture and memory -- Sleep dependent consolidation -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7. Gestures highlight perceptual-motor representations in thinking -- Gestures highlight perceptual-motor representations in thinking -- Gestures arise from perceptual-motor representations -- Gestures strengthen perceptual-motor representations -- Why gesture? -- References -- Chapter 8. One function of gesture is to make new ideas: The action-cognition transduction hypothesis -- Transduction between cognition and action -- Do actions induce cognitive states? -- Gestures foster new ideas -- General discussion -- References -- Chapter 9. Gesture in socio-moral reasoning -- Introduction -- Background. 
505 8 |a The contribution of iconic gesture to spatial learning -- The contribution of metaphoric gesture to spatial learning -- The underlying mechanism of gesture's contribution to spatial learning -- Gesture in non-spatial learning contexts -- Gesture and learning in a non-spatial domain: Moral reasoning -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 10. Multi-modal communication of common ground: Multi-modal communication of common ground: A review of social functions -- Common ground and verbal utterance design -- Personal common ground -- Incremental common ground -- Multi-modal investigations of common ground -- Reduction of word frequency -- Social effects on the frequency and form of gestures -- Effects of personal (prior) common ground on gestures -- Effects of incremental common ground on gestures -- General conclusions -- Social functions of gestures in common ground contexts -- Functions of gestures in studies of personal common ground -- Functions of gestures in studies of incremental common ground -- The flexible interplay of speech and gesture in common ground contexts -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 11. Exploring the boundaries of gesture-speech integration during language comprehension -- General introduction -- Converging methods -- The four linguistic components -- Semantics -- Pragmatics -- Phonetics -- Syntax -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12. Computational gesture research: Studying the functions of gesture in human-agent interactionStudying the functions of gesture in human-agent interaction -- Introduction -- Computational approaches to synthetic gesture -- Realizing gestural movements -- Determining content and form of co-speech gestures -- The effects of gesture in human-agent interaction studies -- Task performance effects -- Communicative effects -- Social perception effects -- Conclusions. 
505 8 |a References -- Chapter 13. Making and breaking common ground: How teachers use gesture to foster learning in the classroomHow teachers use gesture to foster learning in the classroom -- Common ground and learning -- Gesture and common ground -- Past research: Gesture and common ground in conversational contexts -- Past research: Gesture and common ground in the classroom -- The tension between making and breaking common ground -- Case 1. Breaking and making common ground when introducing algebraic expressions -- Case 2. Breaking and making common ground when introducing polynomial multiplication -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 14. The function of gesture in mathematical and scientific discourse in the classroom: The function of gesture in mathematical and scientific discourse in the classroom -- Gestures make abstract concepts and phenomena concrete -- Student's gestures -- Teacher's gestures -- Gestures help co-construct shared representations -- Teacher-student interactions -- Peer interactions -- Practical implications and future work -- References -- Chapter 15. Gesture's role in learning interactions: A focus on clinical populations -- Gesture production by children from clinical populations -- Children with language impairment -- Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder -- Children with Down Syndrome -- Children at risk for language delays -- Summary -- Gestural support for social interaction and language development -- Child gesture can elicit responses from adults during social interactions that support learning -- Child gesture can elicit responses from adults during social interactions that support learning -- Gestures that adults produce when communicating with children with language delays can enrich interactions and learning opportunities -- Concluding summary -- Acknowledgements -- References. 
505 8 |a Chapter 16. The sound of silence: The functions of gestures in pauses in native and non-native interactionThe functions of gestures in pauses in native and non-native interaction -- Communication -- Co-speech gestures -- Speech pauses -- Gestures with speech pauses -- Gestures and foreigner talk -- Gesture and pauses observation -- Coding scheme for gesture and pauses -- Functions of gestures in pauses -- Properties -- Illustrations of the three main functions of gestures in pauses -- Discussion and conclusion -- References -- Chapter 17. Understanding gesture as representational action: A functional account of how action and gesture differ with respect to thinking and learning -- Part 1. Processing movement as gesture -- Part 2. The unique functions of gesture in communication, problem solving, and learning -- Communication -- Problem solving -- Learning -- Part 3. What's next? -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 18. So how does gesture function in speaking, communication, and thinking? -- Gesture functions at many levels of analysis -- Neurological evidence -- Psychological evidence -- Social evidence -- Gesture functions in all time frames -- Moment-to-moment -- Developmental time frame -- Evolutionary time frame -- Methods for understanding the functions of gesture -- Manipulating the presence or absence of gesture -- Variation in context -- Variation in task -- Gesture supports speech for the producer as well as the observer -- References -- Author index -- Subject index. 
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