Hand and Mind What Gestures Reveal about Thought

ISBN-10: 0226561348
ISBN-13: 9780226561349
Edition: 2000
Authors: David McNeill
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298

Using data from more than ten years of research, David McNeill shows that gestures do not simply form a part of what is said and meant but have an impact on thought itself. Hand and Mind persuasively argues that because gestures directly transfer mental images to visible forms, conveying ideas that language cannot always express, we must examine language and gesture together to unveil the operations of the mind.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Setting the Stage
Images, Inside and Out
Conventions, Gestures, and Signs
Varieties of Gesture
Guide to Gesture Classification, Transcription, and Distribution
Gestures of the Concrete
Experiment on Gestures of the Concrete
Gestures of the Abstract
Theory
Gestures and Discourse
Self-Organization of Gesture and Speech
How Gestures Affect Thought
Experiments on Self-Organization
Topics
Children
The Brain
Procedures for Eliciting, Recording, Coding, and Experimenting with Gestures
References
Index

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