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Why Do We Move Our Hands When We Talk?

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Published on Dec 23, 2019

Gestures are a really important part of language. But how do we use them, and why? MORE LANGUAGE FILES: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Written with Gretchen McCulloch and Molly Ruhl, with an assist from Lauren Gawne.

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REFERENCES:

Kendon, A. (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Bernard, J. A., B Millman, Z., & Mittal, V. A. (2015).
Lederer, J. (2019). Gesturing the source domain: The role of co-speech gesture in the metaphorical models of gender transition. Metaphor and the Social World, 9(1), 32-58.
Gawne, L. & McCulloch, G. (2019). Emoji as digital gestures. Language@Internet. 17(2). http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:00...
Kendon, A. (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lederer, J. (2019). Gesturing the source domain: The role of co-speech gesture in the metaphorical models of gender transition. Metaphor and the Social World, 9(1), 32-58.
McNeill, D. Gesture: a Psycholinguistic Approach.
Kendon, A. (2000). Language and gesture: Unity or duality? In D. McNeill (Ed.), Language and gesture: Window into thought and action (pp. 47-63). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Kendon, A. (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Iverson, J., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (1998). Why people gesture when they speak. Nature, 396(6708), 228-228.
McNeill, D. (1985). So you think gestures are nonverbal? Psychological Review, 92(3), 350-371.

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